Smuggling in Bihar, 50 human skeletons found in Chhapra railway station
New Delhi : A Government Railway Police (GRP) was found smuggling 50 human skeletons at Chhapra railway station in Bihar’s Saran district. The accused Sanjay Prasad was travelling in Balia-Sealdah Express and is suspected as corpse smuggler.
GRP official suspect that the skeletons has been brought from Balia in Uttar Pradesh, to be smuggled to China via Bhutan.
The man was arrested with immediate effect and was being interrogated. His mobile contacts were also being scanned, cops said.
Sonepur deputy superintendent of police (rail) Mohammad Tanvir said the GRP men also recovered Nepal and Bhutan currencies, many ATM cards, two identity cards and SIM cards with Nepal mobile phone numbers from his possession. One of the identity cards had address of Paharpur in West Champaran while the second card was issued from New Jalpaiguri in West Bengal, the DSP said.
“The GRP will seek the remand of the arrested person when he is produced in a court on Wednesday,” Tanvir said.
A source close to the development said that there was a huge demand for skeletons among medical students. The arrested man was being interrogated to find out details of other persons involved in the smuggling of skeletons and whether he had links with people in Nepal and Bhutan, he said.
“The seizure of foreign currency is a definite indication that the racket may have its tentacles spread to foreign countries,” the officer said.
Way back in 2009, Saran police had recovered more than 67 human skulls from a bus and arrested a smuggler. In April 2004, 1000 skulls and other parts of human carcass were seized near Falgu river in Gaya.