In a significant development that may further worsen relations between BJP and Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress (TMC), the West Bengal CID today questioned BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP Roopa Ganguly regarding her alleged involved in a child trafficking case. However, Roopa Ganguly denied the allegations and said that she was being targeted just because she has raised her voice against the current TMC government in West Bengal. She said that accusations made against her are part of political vendetta and it is being done with the agenda to tarnish her reputation. A team of West Bengal CID today visited Ganguly’s residence in south Kolkata. They questioned Ganguly over her alleged meeting with former BJP women wing general secretary Juhi Chowdhury. Juhi is currently in jail and she is an accused in the case.
The child trafficking case was uncovered earlier this year by West Bengal CID. It was found that babies and children were being sold to foreigners and the modus operandi was to execute such deals under the cover of adoption. However, Roopa Ganguly has denied her involvement in the case. She said that she has nothing to do with the case. “They wanted to ask some questions to solve the case and understand the situation. I told them what I knew. There is no charge against me. It is a political vendetta. I am saying this from day one. They are wasting my time,” Ganguly said.