Prostitution racket using minor girls busted

April 28th, 2009 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS  

Ghaziabad, April 28 (IANS) The Ghaziabad police Tuesday claimed to have busted a gang allegedly purchasing minor girls, lured to the capital, and forcing them into prostitution, after a customer helped one of the girls contact her parents and inform them of her plight.
Three people were arrested and the girl rescued, while two others escaped taking away two other girls, the police said.

According to police, Sunil Chaudhary (34), Naresh Gupta (54) and the latter’s driver Vinod Kumar (28) - all residents of Sanjay Nagar area of Ghaziabad - were operating a prostitution racket from their houses, using minor girls, brought from West Bengal.

The driver used to solicit high profile clients in posh areas of Delhi and Ghaziabad, made arrangements and then used to take the girls to them and later bring them back to his employer’s Sanjay Nagar residence.

Sonia (name changed), the girl who was rescued, told police that she was brought to Delhi few months back by a man called Tarun, who promised her a job but instead sold to a man named Lala, who later sold her to the gang.

However, recently one of her customers helped her contact her parents in West Bengal, who then called up the Kavi Nagar police and informed them that some people in the area were holding their daughter captive and forcing her into prostitution.

The police immediately raided the houses of Chaudhry and Gupta and rescued the minor girl. However, the duo’s wives - Mamta Chaudhary and Anita Gupta - managed to escape with two other girls - who were also said to be belonging to West Bengal.

Gajendra Singh, the station officer of the Kavi Nagar police station, said they were trying to find out all the places these girls were sent to by the gang. “A hunt is on to nab their wives who are absconding. Their arrest would lead to more information in the case,” he added.

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