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Plea seeks action

against sex rackets


Under the garb of massage parlours
Staff Reporter these parlours who have
New Delhi mostly been travelling from
The Delhi High Court on countries like Thailand and
Tuesday sought response Russia”.
from the city police on a pe- When Mr. Bansal en-
tition seeking action against quired about information
alleged sex rackets going on on massage parlours, he re-
in the Capital under the ceived various photographs
garb of massage parlours through WhatsApp of girls
and spas. involved in flesh trade.
A Bench of Chief Justice The petition claimed that
Rajendra Menon and Justice the person providing the in-
V. Kameswar Rao asked the formation asked Mr. Bansal
city police and Delhi govern- to meet at Nehru Place.
ment to file response on the It further said that “un-
plea and listed the case for known person” demanded
further hearing on Novem- ₹12,000 on the pretext of
ber 27. making him meet the girls.
“However, when the peti-
‘Immoral trafficking’ tioner reached the said ad-
The petition, filed by Ateet dress, he was mercilessly
Bansal through his counsel beaten by many unknown
Abhishek Yadav and Mishi- people present there,” the
ka Singh, claimed that “im- plea said.
moral trafficking of girls for It said that Mr. Bansal
the purpose of running ille- complained to the police,
gal sex rackets has become a but nobody arrived at the
common occurrence in the site.
Capital”. He further said that re-
The petition said that peated complaint to the
“most of these rackets are authorities have not yielded
running under the garb of any positive action till date.
massage parlours, high- “The police, even after
class model escort services repeated tip-offs, has been
in various hotels around unable to take any action
Delhi-NCR, with young girls against the offenders,” the
and women working in petitioner said.