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Three babies rescued from Falta

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Three babies were rescued from a bush near a canal at Falta in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal, which recently saw the busting of an international baby trafficking racket.

Hearing the cry of babies, locals from Chandmala area informed Falta Police Station yesterday evening, following which police personnel rushed to the area and rescued them, a senior officer of the district police said.

"The policemen along with the locals launched a search and found the three babies wrapped in a blanket in a bush on the banks of a canal," he said.

The three babies - two girls and a boy have been admitted to a hospital at Diamond Harbour, the officer said.

"We are looking into whether these babies were part of a trafficking racket or not and also trying to ascertain the identity of these babies," he said.

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First Published: Wed, November 30 2016. 16:42 IST