The CID on Thursday sent notice to BJP MP Roopa Ganguly in an alleged child trafficking case. Ganguly’s alleged connection with the case was revealed when the key accused, Chandana Chakraborty, confirmed her involvement.
Notably, Chakraborty was arrested by the West Bengal CID in the month of February. BJP’s state in-charge Kailash Vijayvargiya was also named by the accused. Chandana who was the chairperson of the NGO Bimala Sishu Griho was arrested for allegedly selling children in the name of adoption.
A West Bengal BJP women’s wing leader, Juhi Chowdhury, was also arrested for helping the NGO to get government funding and licences through her political influence. Chandana had also alleged that it was Juhi who lobbied with Roopa Ganguly and Kailash Vijayvargiya and spoke about the NGO. Both Ganguly and Vijayvargiya, have however denied any wrongdoing or having any knowledge of the alleged child trafficking racket.
“They just needed to blame the BJP. As simple as that. I’ll react with facts and move the court over the allegation. This is a conspiracy by the TMC government,” Roopa Ganguly was quoted as saying. The other allegedly involved in this case have also denied charges. Kailash Vijayvargiya denying the allegation had said “There is no question of my involvement; I don’t know anyone called Chandana. I guess I have met Juhi Chakraborty once. All these allegations are utter rubbish. We all know that in Bengal, the police act only on the orders of the Trinamool. Earlier as well, BJP leaders like J P Mazumdar and others have been framed. This is yet another attempt,”