Sex racket, charge framing against alleged call girl deferred
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Last Updated: Tuesday, August 17, 2010, 18:37
New Delhi: A Delhi court today deferred framing of charges against one of the alleged call girls, a co-accused of self-styled godman Shiv Murat Dwivedi, in a case relating to running a sex racket here.

"Fix the matter for framing of charges against the remaining accused on August 30," Metropolitan Magistrate Ravindra Singh said.

The court had, on July 30, framed charges under Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act against Dwivedi and six others including five alleged call girls in the case.

Dwivedi and alleged pimp Praveen have been charged with the offences of procuring and supplying girls for getting financial gains.

The alleged call girls have been charged with the offence of making themselves available for the illegal trade.

The charges against eighth accused, an alleged call girl, could not be framed on that day as she was not present before the court.

Besides the present case, Dwivedi and his aide Praveen have been booked under stringent MCOCA for running a sex racket here.

Following a tip off, six alleged call girls were arrested by the police in February this year from a locality in South Delhi. Dwivedi and Praveen were nabbed subsequently.

Police, which had earlier filed a chargesheet under Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act against Dwivedi and others, is yet to complete probe in the case lodged under the MCOCA.

The chargesheet said Dwivedi had amassed wealth running into crores of rupees by running the flesh trade for over a decade.

During custodial interrogation of the self-styled godman, the police, at the instance of the accused, have recovered documents relating to properties, investments and bank details, it said.

The chargesheet also alleged Rs 1.55 lakh in cash, gold ornaments and VCDs were recovered from the car of Dwivedi at the time of the raid on his premises on February 26.


First Published: Tuesday, August 17, 2010, 18:37

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