NIA: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has conducted raids at over 55 locations in 10 states, resulting in the arrest of 44 middlemen involved in a pan-India human trafficking syndicate. This network facilitated the entry of Rohingya Muslims into India through the Indo-Bangladesh border and assisted them in settling in various cities across the country. The NIA has initiated four cases to investigate this larger nexus associated with illegal immigration.
NIA Raids 55 Locations in 10 States
The agency is also expected to seek assistance from Bangladeshi authorities to identify the middlemen and key players on the other side of the border. This operation, conducted in collaboration with the Border Security Force (BSF) and state police forces, is a significant blow to human trafficking networks that operate across 10 states and union territories.
Arrests 44 Middlemen in Human Trafficking Network
The NIA’s action aimed to dismantle illegal human trafficking support networks responsible for infiltrating and settling illegal migrants across the Indo-Bangladesh border into India. The decision to investigate the larger conspiracy was made under the directive of Union Home Minister Amit Shah after the Assam Police exposed the racket from February of this year onwards.