Police crackdown on `escort service`; two arrested

Cracking down on escort services ahead of Commonwealth Games, Delhi Police today claimed to have unearthed such a racket active in the city for over one year with the arrest of two youths.

Last Updated: Sep 09, 2010, 19:58 PM IST

New Delhi: Cracking down on escort services
ahead of Commonwealth Games, Delhi Police today claimed to
have unearthed such a racket active in the city for over one
year with the arrest of two youths.

The gang had placed advertisements in all leading
newspapers in Delhi and had been active for over one year,
Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime) Neeraj Thakur said.

The arrested have been identified as Raj Kumar Dubey and
Syed Gabbar, both 23-year old.

They were arrested at around 0030 hours today from near a
prominent four star hotel in South Delhi.

Sex trade in the garb of escort services is one of the
concern area of city police ahead of the Commonwealth Games
and it has formed teams to check their operations in the city.

There were reports that there was a mushrooming of such
services in the city keeping the Games in view.

Dubey, a resident of Kotla Mubarak Pur, has been
allegedly running this racket for the past one year.

He allegedly issued advertisements in leading newspapers
in the name of `Joya Escorts`. It was also found that he has
advertised in the name of `Monica Massage Services` in
newspapers.

"Dubey spent about Rs 15,000 to Rs 20,000 every month
on advertisements alone," Thakur said.

A senior police official said when they contacted him on
telephone, the caller was told to deposit Rs 35,000 with Rs
5,000 as advance.

"When the caller deposited the money, he was informed
that a sex worker could be provided to him for his money`s
worth. In the garb of escort services, `Joya Escorts` was
running a sex racket in the city," the official said.

Gabbar, a resident of Haryana`s Jhajjar, is Dubey`s
associate and allegedly used various aliases while dealing
with customers who were seeking escort services.

A case under relevant sections of IPC and Immoral
Trafficking Act has been registered against them.

PTI