Five years RI for two for forcing girl into flesh trade: Court
New Delhi: A Delhi Court has sentenced
two persons to five years of rigorous imprisonment for
abducting and forcing a girl into flesh trade.
"I do not find that any of the convict deserves any
leniency or release on probation," Additional Sessions Judge
Pratibha Rani said while convicting them under various
provisions of Indian Penal Code and Immoral Trafficking Act.
The court passed the order while hearing the case of a
girl who was lured into leaving her native place in West
Bengal by a job offer from the flesh trade kingpin Alamgir.
The incident came to light when the police raided a
house in Kamla Market area on a complaint filed by the
victim`s brother-in-law in 2006 after which the victim was
rescued and the pimp, Sheetal, arrested.
The victim in her statement before a magistrate had
said Alamgir, after bringing her to Delhi, handed her over to
Sheetal who forced her into prostitution for making money.
Convicting both the persons for separate offences, the
court said there was enough evidence to show that they were
"The connection between convicts establishes that
they had full knowledge of the trade of each other. Alamgir
used to bring innocent girls on false promises and Sheetal
used to purchase such hapless girls and forced them into flesh
trade," the court said.
Sheetal contended that the police did not observe
mandatory procedures during raid in the presence of two
females as mandated under ITA but the court rejected it on the
ground that the same had not caused any prejudice to her.
The court said no corroboration was required to prove
the material facts in the case as the version of victim and
her in-law remained uncontroverted during the trial and it
would add insult to injury if the defence` demand was allowed.
"The victim was subjected to sexual intercourse
against her will by inviting customers and charging from them
is sufficient to establish that she was compelled to indulge
into prostitution and in such a situation, requiring
corroboration to statement of victim would amount to adding
insult to injury," the court said.
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