6 Uzbek women arrested on prostitution charges
The racket was being run from a rented accommodation in a south Delhi area; the kingpin was staying in India since 2009 by getting visa extension on various grounds
With the arrest of six women, Delhi Police yesterday claimed to have busted an international prostitution racket run in the Capital by women from Uzbekistan.
According to a police officer, six women, including a pimp, were arrested on Tuesday. The racket was being run from a rented accommodation in south Delhi’s Chhatarpur farms by a woman pimp Gulnaaz (33), he said. “All arrested women, who hail from Uzbekistan, are between the age group of 27 and 33 years,” said the officer.
Gulnaaz, who has been staying in India since 2009 after visa extension on various grounds, has been operating in Delhi and the NCR since past three years.
Some of the girls live with her in her rented accommodation in Chhatarpur while some others reside in south Delhi’s Vasant Vihar. She has been arranging girls from Uzbekistan to Delhi on a regular basis.
“Gulnaaz facilitated her other colleagues to come here in the Capital and stay on a tourist visa. She even got one girl married to an Indian national to enable her to get multiple entry visa on marital grounds,” said Sanjay Jain, deputy commissioner of police (crime).
Jain informed that Gulnaaz charged between Rs 20,000 and Rs 25,000 per girl per night. He added, “The charges increased to even Rs 1 lakh for other services including belly dancing, weekend parties and travel companions to various destinations like Shimla, Jaipur and Goa.”