The chairperson of a children’s NGO was arrested by a CID team on Saturday on charge of selling 17 children in Jalpaiguri district.
A senior police officer said Chandana Chakraborty, the Chairperson of Bimala Sishu Griho, was arrested by a seven- member CID team accompanied by district police from the NGO’s office in Falakata area of the district.
Chakraborty was accused of selling 17 children, in the age group of 1-14 years, to a racket at high price in past few months. She, however, maintained the public face of helping needy couples to adopt babies.
The officer did not disclose where the children were at present but said the NGO was under radar for several months.
Earlier CID blew off the lid of a child trafficking racket conducting raids in North 24 Parganas and Kolkata since November last year.