Women trafficking ringleader Nodi, 6 others remanded
Published: 06:52 PM, 22 June 2021
Nodi Akhter, one of the kingpins of the international women’s trafficking ring
A court in Dhaka today has granted four-day remand to seven people, including Nodi alias Eti alias Nur Jahan, the main ringleader of the smuggling ring, arrested in a case filed by a teenage girl with Hatirjheel police station in the capital after fleeing from Kerala, India.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Begum Mahmuda Akter’s court granted their remand on Tuesday.
The other accused remanded are – Tariqul Islam, Alamin Hossain, Saiful Islam, Binash Sikder, Amirul Islam and Palak Mandal.
On the day, seven accused were produced before the Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court. Later, the investigating officer of the case appealed for 10 days remand for each for proper investigation of the case. Following the petition, the court granted four-days remand to each of them.
Earlier, a teenage girl who fled Kerala, India after being trafficked filed a case on June 19 under the Human Trafficking and Pornography Act with Hatirjheel police station. A team of Hatirjheel police arrested them from Narail and Jashore border areas on Monday afternoon.
It is learned that accused Nodi the “top wanted/kingpin” of the women’s trafficking ring. She and TikTok Hridoy Babu used to work as coordinators in Bangladesh on behalf of Sabuj, who is currently stationed in India.
It is to be mentioned that at least five escaped teenage girls, who were the victims of forced prostitution in India after being smuggled, recently filed a case with Hatirjheel police station in the capital – where Nodi’s name was mentioned in the accused list.
Apart from Bangladesh, Nodi’s name has also come up in the investigation of the Indian police.