A local court in Mumbai on Thursday granted bail to five accused, including Aliya Abbas Rizvi, an airhostess working with a private airlines, allegedly involved in the human trafficking racket.
The five accused were caught in a human trafficking racket recently busted by the Mumbai police.
Apart from the 24-year-old airhostess, who was granted bail on furnishing a bond of Rs 25,000, the other accused are Ahmedabad-based businessman Rajesh Trivedi, stock-broker Amrutlal Genawala and two of their aides Altab Hassan Sayyed and kingpin of the racket Yusuf Akram Baig.
Aliya had allegedly forged a marriage certificate and had taken Trivedi posing as her husband "Abbas Rizvi" to the US.
But she returned to India alone. Aliya was allegedly paid Rs 1.8 lakhs for the purpose by Baig.
Aliya has been charged with Section 467 (forgery of valuable security, will) of IPC.
Asif Farroque Kadawala, who's father owns a restaurant in suburban Bandra, was arrested two days ago in connection with the case.
Baig, who has so far sent eight people to the US illegally by charging a total of Rs 1.3 crore, is also a close relative of Kadawala.