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Sex racket busted in Delhi, 7 foreigners held

July 20, 2011 14:47 IST

Ashok Chand, deputy commissioner of crime branch, has set his eyes on the sex rackets that have been thriving in the National capital in almost all parts of the city to break the nexus between Indian middlemen and foreign women who are paid hefty sums anything between Rs 1 to 1.5 lakh a month for the services rendered to their clients. 

"We have busted one such sex racket and arrested seven women from Uzbekistan, Kazakistan and Nepal along with their pimps, Deepak Verma and Ashish," said a senior police officer.

They were running the racket from a flat in posh South Delhi residential-cum-market area in New Delhi," the officer added. According to police, Verma was operating a sex racket with the help of an Uzbek woman in South Extension I in South Delhi.

"Of the six arrested, one is from Kazakhstan, three from Uzbekistan and two from Nepal. The women charged anything between Rs 20,000 to 25,000 for their 'services'," said Chand. 

The Crime Branch chief said that the racket was being run by one Ashish, who used to pay Verma Rs 10,000 per month for arranging women for his clients.

"Ashish also runs a website called Delhi Top Escorts. The Uzbek woman who helped Verma had visited India several times," Chand said. 

The call girls were staying in a rented accommodation in South Delhi for Rs 35,000 per month. These women would get in touch with the Uzbek woman and Deepak, who would in turn introduce them to Ashish. 

Last month, the crime branch had busted a 'friendship' racket which promised to introduce clients with housewives, nurses and women from other professions.

The clients were told to deposit money in a certain account before meeting the woman."

"The men of course, never got to even see the women," Chand added.

"Sex rackets figure on top of my priority list and I would continue to bust them as and when we have confirmed information," he said.

Delhi has become a major centre for sex rackets. Clients are offered from a simple body massage to Thai sandwich massage he said. Majority of these rackets operate from posh areas of the capital. 

Onkar Singh in New Delhi