Five months and still the Indian government has no information about the 250 people who had illegally left the Kerala coast of Munambam. Even fishing boat in which they left the coast is yet to be traced.
Though a blue corner notice has been issued for tracing the boat and the people, the Ministry of External Affairs has said that it had not got any information regarding the people who had illegally left the Kerala Coast.
Apart from the Kerala Police, the Intelligence Bureau, Tamil Branch Q branch and Military Intelligence have all held probes to trace the missing boat and the people. However, the whereabouts still remain a mystery. Some say that they might have taken shelter in Australia, Malaysia, Algeria, New Zealand and Indonesia. However, the relatives back home are still anxiously waiting for a call from them.
It has been reported that majority of the people who illegally left the shore were from Madanagiri in New Delhi and most of them were Tamil Settlers. There are also reports that the relatives of these people had approached the Ministry and the Delhi Police several times. The incident occurred in January, 2019 in which about 250 people were said to have been illegally trafficked to other countries. The issue came to light after the Kerala police came across more than 50 bags, which contained ID proofs and other documents. It has found out that all the people were jam-packed in a fishing vessel called Daya Matha. The police have also taken some into custody with respect to the alleged human trafficking.