Waiting for information about trafficking of refugees – Indian police

Waiting for information about trafficking of refugees – Indian police

Waiting for information about trafficking of refugees – Indian police

Written by News 1st

31 Jul, 2014 | 11:11 am

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The new police chief in Puducherry, India, Praveer Ranjan, IGP, said he was awaiting some information conveyed through official channels from Australia on the illegal trafficking of Sri Lankan refugees to Australia from Puducherry.

Speaking at a press conference, Mr. Ranjan said speculations were in circulation about the asylum-seekers getting away in a boat from Puducherry shores, but no one, including the Indian police, has authentic information yet on how the operation was carried out in such clandestine fashion. “That is why you won’t get an official version from us” he said.

Stating that the police had now received some information through government channels, Mr. Ranjan said “based on those reliable inputs, we registered a case as the particular boat in which the people are supposed to have travelled belongs to Puducherry. Most of the people were residing in those camps which are outside the jurisdiction of Puducherry.”

Pointing out that though the two owners of the boat had been arrested, Mr. Ranjan said as regards the number of people who were ferried on the boat and how did they got away is still to be confirmed. “That is a matter of investigation.”

Source: The Hindu

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