The daughter-in-law of former Howrah deputy mayor Minati Adhikari and a state government official were among 10 people arrested from West Bengal’s Salkia for allegedly selling newborn babies from an adoption centre, police said on Saturday.

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Acting on complaints, Howrah City Police Commissioner C Sudhakar led a raid on ‘Cradle Baby Centre’ late on Friday night and arrested 10 people, including the woman, who was running the adoption centre for the last five years, and the West Bengal Civil Service (WBCS) official, a senior officer said.

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