Chennai police nab woman involved in child trafficking at CSM International Airport

The woman identified as Haru Manju Datta (55) is a Khar resident. Police officials claimed that she trafficked nearly seven children to various countries on one passport


Chennai police arrested a woman who was allegedly involved in a child-trafficking racket, in Mumbai. In April 2018, the woman had trafficked a minor boy. According to police officials, through one passport, the woman had trafficked at least seven children to various countries. Khar resident Haru Manju Datta (55) was nabbed upon arriving at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport. 

In April 2018, the Central Crime Branch of Chennai police had registered a case of kidnapping, impersonation, cheating and criminal conspiracy under the sections of Indian Penal Code.

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One of the Mumbai police officials said that Chennai police had issued a lookout circular against Datta. He added that on Saturday, she was intercepted at the international airport in Mumbai. Sahar police then intimated Chennai counterparts about her arrival after which she was taken into custody.

The probe revealed that Datta used her passport seven times and on all seven occasions, only the departure stamp was recorded and no corresponding arrival stamp. “This proves trafficking had been done in connivance with immigration officers and agents,” the application submitted before the court stated.

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