Namakkal: Investigations into the alleged sale of babies in Namakkal district centered around a Rasipuram-based retired government nursing assistant, Amutha aka Amuthavalli, was on Friday formally handed over to the State CB-CID police from the special police team in the district who did the initial investigation.
As many as eight persons including Amutha and her husband, besides a few suspected ‘sub-brokers’ allegedly involved in the racket of sourcing babies, who are either offspring of extra-marital affairs or children of poverty stricken tribal parents in Kollimalai area to childless couples, were arrested. The probe was being carried out by a special team constituted by the Namakkal district SP, Thiru R Arularasu.
The racket came to light recently when an audio clip purportedly that of Amudha negotiating with a potential baby buyer in Dharmapuri district went viral on social media, forcing the district health authorities to sit up and take notice.
However, with the Tamil Nadu DGP, Thiru Rajendran passing orders transferring the case to the State CB-CID police, in view of its complexity, the case papers so far, which runs into some 250-pages, were formally handed over today to the CB-CID team in the presence of Thiru Arularasu.
Following the DGP’s order, the Salem zone CB-CID DSP, Thiru Krishnan, has designated a four-member team including two women police officials to conduct the probe....