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Human trafficking racket busted by CBI, 5 booked

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The CBI today a and booked its five members for allegedly attempting to send 11 teenaged boys from to the on forged and fabricated documents.

A said that immediately after registering the case, searches were conducted at six places in

The five, identified as Sundeep Singh Luthra, Amit Jyot Singh, Rohit Gauba, and Rachna David, allegedly conspired in and attempted of 11 teenaged boys to the US under the garb of an educational trip, the agency said.

It was alleged that the accused persons submitted false and fabricated documents to the for obtaining non-immigrant visa for these boys who were shown as students of a school in Pathankot in

David, who was to escort the group of boys, was shown as the principal of the school, the CBI said and added that none of them belonged to the school mentioned in their applications.

During preliminary investigation, it was found that the accused persons, who run a travel agency in district of Delhi, had taken lakhs of rupees from the families of each of teenaged boys for sending them to the US.

The boys were brought from Punjab to New by the accused and were tutored to present themselves as school students at the time of their interview at the

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First Published: Tue, April 03 2018. 20:25 IST