Court raps cops for shielding brothel owners

TIMES OF INDIA

NEW DELHI: A trial court has pulled up Delhi Police for “shielding” and not tracing owners of brothels in G B Road and directed the commissioner to ensure action against those involved in human trafficking and prostitution racket.

The court’s direction came following the acquittal of a woman of charges of forcing girls into prostitution and abetting rape.

“A bare perusal of chargesheet of the present case and all other cases of similar nature of police station Kamla Market clearly show the obvious inaction (against brothels) on the part of the investigation agency (in order) to shield the real culprits, who may in fact be running the entire racket of human trafficking and prostitution in the area, within their knowledge,” additional sessions judge Kaveri Baweja said.

“I deem it necessary to direct that a copy of this judgment be sent to the commissioner of police, who shall ensure that needful is done in chargesheets in future so that offence of human trafficking and prostitution can be curbed by roping in the perpetrators,” Baweja said.

The court acquitted Pushpa, resident of G B Road, as the victim was not traceable and other prosecution witness failed to support its case.

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