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The meeting of leaders of political parties, which was convened by Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chaterjee, today called for constituting a committee to look into the alleged charges of misuse of position by Members of Parliament.

New Delhi, May 15 : The meeting of leaders of political parties, which was convened by Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chaterjee, today called for constituting a committee to look into the alleged charges of misuse of position by Members of Parliament.

The decision comes in the wake of the alleged involvement of some MPs in the human trafficking case.

The alleged involvement of political leaders in human trafficking came to light when BJP MP Babubhai Katara of Gujarat was arrested from Indira Gandhi International Airport while taking one Paramjeet to Canada on his wife Sarada Ben's passport.

The names of the two MPs- Ashok Kumar Rawat and Mitrasen Yadav - both of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) figured during the investigations that followed Katara's arrest.

Police had questioned four more MP's in a widening probe into an alleged immigration racket, unearthed after Katara was arrested.

Five others, including two travel agents, have since been arrested in what police suspects to be an illegal immigration racket that probably involves more legislators.

This is the third major scandal to hit the MPs in recent times. Eleven MPs found involved in the cash-for-query scandal were punished with expulsions.

ANI

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