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Andhra police seek Rasheed's custody

The Director-General of police MA Basith says Rasheed’s interrogation will reveal the wider net in human trafficking, reports Ashok Das.

india Updated: May 08, 2007 20:26 IST
Ashok Das
Ashok Das

The police have registered two cases in connection with the human trafficking racket and the interrogation of alleged kingpin Rasheed is likely to reveal the wider network involved in this, Director-General of police MA Basith said.

Terming the passports scam as "not a new phenomenon," he said on Tuesday that about 150 passport-related cases were being detected at the Hyderabad airport or the Regional Passport Office every year. During the current year, 29 cases have been registered so far. Most of these cases are under investigation.

He said that the police is seeking the custody of Rasheed for interrogation so that the spread, implications and involvement of other persons in the racket could be ascertained.

Asked about Rasheed’s confessional statement wherein he has mentioned the names of MPs,MLAs and former ministers, the DGP quipped "he may say so many names. Only through corroboration and documentary evidence, his allegations can be sustained. Otherwise, saying that he has paid money to so and so cannot be sufficient."

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