New Delhi, 31st January 2024: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday filed two Chargesheets naming three Bangladeshi nationals in the Tamil Nadu Human Trafficking case, involving trafficking of persons of Rohingya and Bangladeshi origin into India, as part of a large-scale network of traffickers.
The accused have been identified as Babu SK @Babu Shoriful @MD Soriful Babumiya, Shahabuddin Hossain @Md.Sahab Uddin, and Munna @ Noor Karim @Nur Karim.
The trio were actively involved in fabrication of forged Indian documents to conceal their true identity. NIA, which has been investigating the case since 7th November, 2023, had found that Babu SK, in connivance with other accused, used to traffick and also receive trafficked Bangladesh nationals. He had been wilfully facilitating their illegal stay in India without valid documents. He was also found involved in employing and exploiting the victims.
Further investigations revealed that Babu SK had fabricated and forged his birth certificate and driving licence, and had also fraudulently obtained many other Indian identity documents, such as ration card, Aadhaar card, Voter ID, PAN card, Indian Passport etc..
As per NIA investigations, the other two charge-sheeted accused, Shahabuddin Hossain and Munna, both hailing from Chittagong district, had entered India illegally in connivance with traffickers and touts. They had procured Aadhaar cards by submitting forged documents, besides getting other Indian identity documents, such as PAN card. They had also purchased SIM cards and opened Bank accounts with the help of the fraudulently obtained documents.
Investigations in the case are continuing.