Booked for human trafficking, Goa MLA Babush cries 'conspiracy'

| Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 15:04
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Panjim: Goa MLA Babush Monserrate has been booked for alleged human trafficking. A summon has been issued to Babush to appear in the Women police station at Panjim. 
The Goa police filed the FIR and booked him under sections of the IPC Goa Children's Act and the Protection of Children against Sexual Offences Act.  
The victim had filed a report against the MLA claiming that she was raped multiple times. But now it is suspected that it is not just a case of rape. So far what the investigations have brought up is that this is a case of the minor being sold to the Goa MLA.
There is suspicion on the mother of the victim as well and she too has been booked for human trafficking. 
Sources reveal that the mother of the minor benefitted from the payment being made for the sale of her daughter. For that reason she has also been booked for human trafficking.
Late on Wednesday, Monserrate also known as Babush, was booked by officials of the Panaji police station, for allegedly raping a minor girl, who was earlier his employee.
Speaking to media, Monserrate said that the complaint against him was a result of a political conspiracy.
"I had hired this girl to work in my Hallmark store because her parents came to me to look for a job. But she stole some money from the counter and I had sacked her. This complaint is false. There is no question of my getting intimate with her," Monserrate said, adding that he was currently out of Goa.
His son Rohit, was also arrested for allegedly raping a minor German girl 5 years back, but was later acquitted from the charge.

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