Two more MPs to be quizzed in trafficking case

The Delhi Police serves notices to two more MPs — Mitra Sen Yadav and Ashok Kumar Rawat, both from the BSP, reports Vijaita Singh.

india Updated: Apr 24, 2007 01:45 IST

The Delhi Police on Monday served notices to two more MPs — Mitra Sen Yadav and Ashok Kumar Rawat, both from the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) — whose names have figured in the Babubhai Katara human-trafficking case.

Notices had already been issued to the BJP's Ram Swaroop Koli and the BSP's Mohammad Tahir Khan on Sunday.

A senior police officer said more MPs and other officials too could be probed as the investigation progressed. The racket covered a wide area with many travel agents also involved, he said.

The notices were issued following the revelations made by Sunder Lal Yadav, a paan shop owner arrested by the police on Saturday. “The MPs have been asked to help the investigations,” said Delhi Police spokesman Rajan Bhagat.

Mohammad Tahir Khan has replied to the notice, saying he will not be available till the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections are over.

The police have so far arrested six people, including Rajendra Gampa, Katara’s personal secretary. More than 25 passports and 200 photographs of prospective passengers have been recovered from Gampa. Bhagat said the passports were being examined.

Meanwhile, a city court on Monday sent Paramjeet Kaur — arrested for travelling with Katara while using his wife’s passport — to 14 days in judicial custody.

First Published: Apr 24, 2007 01:10 IST