Six Uzbek women arrested on prostitution charges
New Delhi: Six women from Uzbekistan were arrested in south Delhi for allegedly indulging in flesh trade, police said Monday as it smashed a second gang of foreigners involved in such activities in the past one week.
A senior police official said the gang was smashed in Greater Kailash-II Sunday evening by Delhi Police's Crime Branch following a tip off.
"We have arrested six women from Uzbekistan who were indulging in flesh trade," he said.
The arrested women were in the age group of 23 to 28 years, the official said, adding they used to charge between Rs 20,000-35,000. "They arrived in India on a tourist visa," he said.
A case has been registered against them.
The Crime Branch had on July 18 cracked another group of women from abroad involved in a call-girl racket in South Ex Part-I with the arrest of seven women. One of them is from Kazakstan while three are from Uzbekistan and two from Nepal.
The woman from Kazhakistan was the ring leader and she allegedly with one Abilash, who is absconding, ran the racket. Abilash's associate Deepak Verma was also arrested in this case.
Another high-profile sex racket was smashed on July 12 in south Delhi's Chattarpur with the arrest of five women and two cousins of a notorious woman pimp besides recovering a high-end Audi car from them.
The gang was led allegedly by Najma Khan (27), a proclaimed offender as she was avoiding court hearings in two cases of prostitution. "Najma alias Abiba, whose parents are settled in Saudi Arabia, has a network of call girls and operates the network as a pimp.
She used to ferry her clients in an Audi A-4 series
luxury car, the official said.