Raids in Ghaziabad hotels, 100 arrested

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Around hundred men and women were arrested after they were allegedly found in objectionable positions during raids on hotels on railway road in Bazariya area of the city today, police said.

About 14 police officials concerned, including a DSP, of the area have been transferred post the raids and an inquiry launched against Station House Officer (SHO) of G T Road Kotwali, officials said.

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Acting on a tip-off, the raids were conducted under supervision of deputy superintendent of police Saloni Agarawal and SHO of Mahila Thana Aarti Soni in the hotels suspected to be running sex racket.

The programme of the raids was not shared with the local police station and its officials, senior superintendent of police Deepak Kumar said.

During the search of the rooms the girls and youths were found in objectionable conditions and all of them were held, the SSP said.

He added that 50 couples have been detained by Kotwali police and they will be produced in court tomorrow.

DSP Inderpal Singh (Circle Officer city 1st) and chowki in charge along with one dozen police personnel have been shifted from there and an inquiry has been constituted against SHO Kotwali Parshuram, SSP Kumar said.

Forty-eight policemen, including a deputy superintendent, were later btransferred for dereliction of duty and indiscipline, a day after 50 couples were held from Bazariya area of the city for “immoral activities”.

Inspector Parashuram, SHO G T Road Ghanta Ghar Kotwali, and 44 constables have been shunted to police lines after an inquiry, which was constituted in the case, reported in negative, the SSP said.

(With inputs from PTI)

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