CBI busts infant trafficking network in Delhi, Haryana; 7 arrested

Central Bureau of Investigation, CBI has busted a network of infant traffickers involved in buying and selling of infants across India. As part of the operation, CBI conducted searches at seven locations across Delhi and Haryana. Two male infants of just 1.5 days and 15 days and one female child of one month have also been rescued by CBI during the operation. Incriminating articles including 5.5 lakh cash rupees and other documents have been recovered during searches. CBI also arrested seven accused.

CBI registered a criminal case against ten accused on allegations that a network of infant children traffickers are involved in buying and selling of infants across India for the purpose of adoption as well as for other illegal purposes.

Investigation so far has revealed that the accused through advertisement, on social media platforms like Facebook page and WhatsApp groups get connected with the childless couples across India who are desirous to adopt babies. They allegedly purchase babies from real parents as well as surrogate mothers and sell the infants at prices ranging from 4 to 6 lakh rupees per child. These accused are also allegedly involved in duping many childless couples of lakhs of rupees by creating fake documents related to adoption.

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