The Kerala High Court on Thursday asked the State government to produce a report of the initial investigation conducted in a case relating to human trafficking through the Nedumbassery airport. The directive was issued when a bail application of Raju Mathew, suspended Sub-Inspector at the immigration wing of the airport and an accused in the case came up for hearing. A notification rectifying the mistakes in an earlier notification on the takeover of the four cases relating to human trafficking by the CBI was produced by the government before the court.
The State government had decided to entrust the CBI with the probe following a court observation. The court had observed that a CBI probe would be more appropriate in dealing with the human trafficking cases reported at the Nedumbassery airport over the years.
It would further help in tracing out the involvement of senior police officers involved in the case.
The court had last time asked the State government to issue without delay a notification rectifying the mistakes in the earlier notification when counsel for the CBI submitted that the notification issued by the government according its consent for the CBI probe had wrongly mentioned the crime number of another case, instead of a case registered by the Nedumbassery police.
The CBI was awaiting a corrected notification to register the crime.