Police swung into action after two women, allegedly involved in sex trade, filed three FIRs following their escape from the clutches of the racketeers. The FIRs named three MLAs — Aminul Haq Laskar, Kishore Nath (both BJP) and Nizam Uddin Chaudhury (AIUDF) — and many others. The complainants accused them of visiting a house in Meherpur’s Pushp Vihar Lane from where the racket was being run.
On Thursday night, police arrested the woman allegedly running the racket and two others. On Friday, the three were produced in court, said Cachar SP Rakesh Raushan, adding that two other accused were at large. “The FIRs mention the names of the three MLAs. They are not accused but have been shown only as customers. We are investigating the case and the law will take its own course,” the SP said.
Rejecting the charges, Laskar said, “On December 8, 2006 one Tony Mazumdar had tried to kill me. He is the son-in-law of the woman who allegedly runs the racket. Can anyone believe I visited the house of the motherin-law of the man who tried to kill me? I have requested the SP for a high-level probe.”
Chaudhury said, “I am a Haji and a religious person. No one will believe I can be involved in such activities.” He alleged that Aftab Uddin, an AGP activist from his constituency, was responsible for dragging his name into the controversy.
Nath, on the other hand, said, “My life, both private and public, has been open and clean. I am the son of the soil. I demand a high-level inquiry.”