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Kingpin of Human Trafficking In NE States Arrested By NIA From Tripura

In the past few years, many Rohingya and Bangladeshi nationals have been reported to be entering India through the northeastern border. There are allegations that they are moving to different states of India which is a threat to the internal security of the country. 

In this situation, the NIA gets a big success in investigating the case of human trafficking. This time, the central investigation agency arrested one of the main accused in the Rohingya trafficking case, on Tuesday. 

The accused identified as Jalil Miah. He has been arrested by the NIA after raiding a secret address in Tripura. NIA was trying to arrest Jalil after investigating this case. Notable that Jalil belongs from Tripura.

However, as he was absconding, a cash reward of Rs 1 lakh was announced in February last year for his arrest. Assam's Special Task Force has already arrested 33 people in this case. Later they were handed over to the NIA. 

Cases were filed against them under several sections of the Indian Penal Code, including the Passport Act. According to NIA sources, this Jalil was one of the main ringleaders of this human trafficking ring and was close to Jeevan Pal alias Jeeban alias Suman accused in the charge sheet. Jalil has a close relationship with two other fugitives. All of them are residents of Tripura. So far, NIA has issued chargesheets against 24 people. 

It should be noted that 29 people were arrested in a special operation on November 4. According to the report, a total of 55 places in West Bengal, Tripura, Assam, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Haryana, Rajasthan, Jammu and Kashmir and Puducherry were searched throughout the day. At that time Jalil managed to escape. However, the investigating team recovered several electronic devices and other documents from his residence.

Later last December, four more people were arrested. According to NIA sources, the arrested smuggled a large number of Bangladeshi citizens and Rohingyas to India every month through the India-Bangladesh border. Also from there they were sent to different states of India. They were also used for various tasks. NIA is trying to arrest other fugitives in this incident.