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MPs' links to human trafficking serious matter: Somnath

india Updated: Apr 24, 2007 01:38 IST

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Taking note of the naming of some MPs in a human trafficking case, Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee on Saturday said such allegations were of a "serious and grave nature" and the matter could come up at a meeting of leaders of all political parties convened by him on Wednesday.

"The allegations, on the face of them, are very serious and grave in nature. The matter may be considered in the meeting of the leaders that I have called on April 25 on the eve of the resumption of the budget session," a source close to the Speaker quoted him as saying.

The meeting of political leaders was convened to discuss matters to be debated in Parliament and legislations to be adopted by the House.

In the human trafficking case allegedly involving BJP MP Babubhai Katara, one of the arrested persons has named three other MPs whom he claimed to have introduced to travel agents suspected to be behind the racket.