As per the reports of police, 11 people have been held for persuading single women to sell their infants. The newborn babies were trafficked inside biscuit containers to an adoption centre. Later on, the babies were sold to childless couples.
“The arrests began on Monday after police raided a private nursing home and found two babies hidden in cardboard boxes in a locked medical storeroom, said a senior official from Crime Investigation Department (CID) in the eastern state of West Bengal.
The arrested people include owner, midwives and other staff at the nursing home in Baduria which is 80 km from Kolkata.
"The inquiry is underway and more information will be revealed only after some more progress is made," Bharat Lal Meena, Deputy Inspector General for the CID in West Bengal, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.