Delhi: Woman "pimp" slapped with MCOCA
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Last Updated: Tuesday, April 05, 2011, 21:32
New Delhi: Delhi Police on Tuesday slapped the stringent MCOCA against high profile woman "pimp" Sonu Punjaban, who was allegedly involved in a series of cases including murder.

A senior police official said they had decided to slap the stringent provisions of Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) against Punjaban (30) who was arrested from south Delhi's Mehruali on April one.

Under MCOCA, the accused cannot be granted bail easily and any statement recorded in front of a police officer of the DCP rank is admissible in court.

"Punjaban is a high end pimp and has a number of high class sex workers in her muster roll and supplies them in posh areas of Delhi, five star hotels and farm houses," the official said.

She was married to a criminal Vijay who was killed in a shootout. Later she married another criminal Hemant, who was also killed in a shootout with Delhi and Gurgaon Police.

"She decided to enter the flesh trade to support her lavish life style. Initially she worked alone but later on, as more high profile clients added to her list, she formed a group of aspiring models and actresses who would often get entrapped in her net," the official said.

She allegedly has a large number of pimps who support her in transportation and arranging the customers, he said adding, "she provides facilities at her residence and also supplies the sex workers in various hotels and farm houses.

She had earlier been arrested in similar cases in Preet Vihar and Saket. She was also allegedly involved in a murder case in Haryana's Jhajjar district.


First Published: Tuesday, April 05, 2011, 21:32

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