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Broke no laws, didn't conduct any raid: Somnath Bharti

February 05, 2014 00:56 IST

Broke no laws, didn't conduct any raid: Somnath Bharti



Under fire for his alleged role in leading a midnight raid in January to bust a sex and drug racket in the Khirki Extension area, Delhi Minister Somnath Bharti has accused the media of spreading rumours against him even as he claimed that he had not violated any laws during the incident.

"No raid was carried out by me. I was approached by the people of my constituency with a problem and, as the sitting MLA, went to the site at an odd hour. And I did carry the police with me. I was not there alone.

"However, later rumours were spread by the media for whatever reasons," Bharti, the Delhi Law Minister, told a TV news channel.

"At no point was the law violated or police asked to go against the law. Had the police been honest, such a thing (sex and drug racket) would not have been happening under their nose," he said.

He claimed that three Ugandan women had approached him for help saying that they were victims of the alleged sex and drug racket in south Delhi's Khirki Extension area.

"Had the police been honest in their work, then it could have saved these three girls from being violated," he said. 

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