Police today dismissed as an “afterthought” the allegations levelled by a Mumbai-based model that some of their personnel had sought “sexual favours and money” from her during a raid on a hotel here recently.
The model, who had made sensational claims about her relationship with a Pakistani cricketer earlier, was rescued from a hotel which was raided by sleuths of Social Security cell of police on Monday night on tip-off that a flesh trade racket was operated from there.Photo: India Today
Police had also arrested Vipul Dahal under Protection of Immoral Trafficking Act (PITA).
The model was shifted to a shelter home in city. However, she escaped from the facility a day after, police had said.
The model had reportedly said she had gone to Pune to meet her friend and stayed in the hotel, when police came and demanded money and sexual favors and when she refused, they sent her to the rescue home.
She reportedly said the staff at the rescue home in Pune tried to take away her belongings and that a woman constable posted there abused her and asked her to get out of the facility.
In a press release issued today, Pune Police said, “All these allegations levelled by the model are actually an afterthought and she had done this after consultation with her family and friends to avoid legal action.”
It stated that police have adequate evidences in the forms of recordings of phone conversation between Dahal and the woman, “which corroborates that they were there (in hotel) for prostitution.”
Social Security Cell senior police inspector, Sanjay Patil said the cops had sent a decoy customer to the hotel before raiding the room.
“During the raid, the model tried to rough up cops and we have all the video shooting of entire episode of how she misbehaved and tried to create scene,” he said.
Patil said police had recovered two UID cards, two pan cards and one driving license from the model.
“However, on all the identity proofs, the birth date is different and since there is a discrepancy, there is a need to cross check the details with concerned authorities,” the officer added.
A case under relevant sections of IPC was registered against the model for allegedly fleeing from the rescue home.