SILIGURI: BJP's leader Juhi Chaudhry, is being arrested for being involved in child trafficking racket in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district, on Monday night close to the India-Nepal border in Darjeeling district by CID seluthe's, police said . Juhi was remanded for 12-days in police custody after she was presented in court today.
For the last few days ,Chaudhry has been on the run after her name was linked to the case involving trafficking of at leat 17 children, was picked up from Batasi area under Kharibari police station in Siliguri sub-division, said Special Superintendent (north),CID, Ajay Prasad.
Chaudhry's existence in the case came after the arrest of Chandrana Chakraborty was arrested in connection with the scandal earlier this month,blamed for the wrongdoing.
Chakraborty is the chairperson of Jalpaiguri-based child adoption center Bimala Sishu Griho, was arrested with chief Adoption Officer Sonali Mondal for allegedly selling at least 17 children through shady adaptation deals.
Later, Manas Bhowmik was arrested by the CID in connection with the case.
Also, her links with the women BJP leader are being probed.
"Juhhi Chowdhury is involved with the adaptation center for the past three year. If something wrong or immoral was done, it was done by her. Why am I being victimised?I am not the culpit," Chakraborty said in Jalpaiguri on Tuesday morning.
She has admitted about going to Delhi with Chowdhury to seek "help" for her organization and claimed the BJP leader did all the negotiations with the senior leadership while she was in a different room.
"Juhi assured me she would sort out all the issue," Chakraborty said.
"I haven't talked to anyone, Juhi did. She might have talked to (BJP leader) Roopa Ganguly and Kailash Vijayvargiya. I was sitting in a seprate room.We are innocent.We will definitely help in the investigation," she said.
Declaring the allegations as untrue, BJP state president Dilip Ghosh claimed on Tuesday morning Chowdhury was being victimised as past of a larger political conspiracy.
"Juhi was not a part of their (child adopted center) committee. She has been dragged into the case as she went to Delhi with her (Chakraborty)... If Juhi is found guilty, the law will take its course," Ghosh said in Kolkata.
Questioning on the issue befor Chowdhury's arrest, Ganguly shot back saying : "Why should I respond to what an accused has said?"