NIA takes human trafficker from Tripura to Guwahati

Agartala, (| National Investigation Agency (NIA) took custody of the most wanted human trafficker, Hannan Miah (41) arrested by Tripura police last week. The NIA team has flown him to Guwahati on transit remand and is scheduled to be produced before the court on Tuesday. Earlier, the NIA, based on the intelligence input of Tripura police, arrested at least 29 residents of the state from the bordering locations in two subsequent raids in the last six months who were allegedly involved in the trafficking of Rohingyas, Bangladeshi nationals, and women from poverty-stricken families from bordering areas.

However, Hannan Miah was accused of a human trafficking case last year, and the NIA announced a reward of Rs 1 lakh for his whereabouts, but he has been traceless since then. Reportedly, Hannan took shelter in Bangladesh like other criminals involved in heinous crimes on Indian soil.
Based on local input, the officer-in-charge of the Bishalgarh police station under Sepahijala district, Rana Chatterjee, intercepted his presence in the Motinagar area, and accordingly, police detained him from the locality on Saturday.

“Hannan is an ‘infamous human trafficker’ and has been wanted in connection with a human trafficking case investigated by the NIA, and the case has been pending in the national probe agency court in Guwahati,” said Chatterjee, adding that on the requisition of the NIA, Hannan was handed over to the NIA team. According to sources, another 23 names have been intercepted in the intelligence network who are actively involved in heinous border crimes, human trafficking, arms dealing, and running transborder drug rackets across Myanmar and Bangladesh from Tripura, but police have yet to trace their locations.(UNI)