Seven held for sleaze

TIMES OF INDIA

NEW DELHI: Seven persons have been arrested on charges of running prostitution rings in the national capital. Police said they have identified 25 pimps, including those arrested, who are trying to make a quick buck this festive season by arranging for foreign prostitutes.

The cops have so far arrested Rajiv Ranjan Dwivedi, Sonu Punjaban and Nagma for allegedly running a prostitution racket. However, many others are under the scanner for supplying foreign women, a source said. Around 450-500 such pimps are operating out of the city as they arrange for women from Britain, Spain, Germany, Poland, former USSR countries, Afghanistan and Turkey, said the source.

Sources said they were on the look out for pimps offering packages at Rs 2 lakh for a weekend with a night out at Agra. They said they have been keeping many guest houses of south Delhi under watch and have been in contact with Noida police on this issue. “Illegal activities were not allowed during the CWG games. We will act tough this time too,” a source said.

The high profile pimps might be behind bars, but the F1 race has added spice to the Diwali week. As with everything else, the demand of foreign call girls is already rising. The cops say they have identified 25 pimps, some of whom have been arrested, who are trying to bank on this season.

Delhi police has so far arrested Rajiv Ranjan Dwivedi aka Sex Baba, Sonu Punjaban and Nagma – all in about a one year period – who were allegedly pulling the strings of the sex trade in the national capital. So now with the big names behind bars, the small-timers have come together, hoping for Formula One to boost their business.

If the sources are to be believed, then the business has acquired an international flavour. You name a country -Britain, Spain, Germany, Poland, former USSR countries, Afghanistan and Turkey – and brokers, numbering about 450-500 in the city, would arrange girls from there at your doorstep in the garb of escorts. Each broker has to pay between Rs. 1-2 lakh for a girl from the former USSR countries and about Rs. 5-7 lakh for someone from Britain or Spain.

Cops say they are looking at pimps offering packages at Rs 2 lakh for the weekend with a night out even at Agra. Sources say they have set up nets across guest houses of south Delhi and are in contact with Noida police on this issue. Nothing illegal was allowed during the CWG Games. We will follow the same strictness this time too,” said a source.

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