Delhi Police to quiz I-T officers over busted escort service ring

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New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) The Delhi Police is likely to question Income Tax Department officials who carried out searches at a Safdarjung Enclave house where a high-profile escort service was busted and a young woman from Central Asia recovered.

The IT Department raid, on the residence of P.N. Sanyal on June 2, to probe his sources of income had led to the discovery of a 23-year-old Central Asian woman who had tried to slash her wrists. The IT Department had alerted Delhi Police, who during a raid on July 21 unearthed the escort service allegedly being run by Sanyal, 62.

The police is wondering if the IT Department still has some more details to share.

“The police may call for questioning the officers of the I-T Department who carried out raids at the residence of Sanyal on June 2,” a senior police officer related to the probe told IANS.

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The officer revealed that the accused had “trafficked about 50 woman from Central Asia” who were sent to attend parties in Rajasthan, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

In the last few days, the police also carried out raids at a few places in Rajasthan and recovered incriminating evidences in the case, the officer added.

The woman rescued from the Safdarjung Enclave area told the IT Department officers that she came in contact with Sanyal through former army officer, Colonel Ajay Ahlawat (retd.), who runs several resorts in Rajasthan and Haryana, police said.

Sanyal was arrested on charges of exploitation of a trafficked person.

The police said the case may blow the lid off some big racket as the IT Department found incriminating documents indicating Sanyal’s involvement in illegal activities like human trafficking and impersonation, as the messages exchanged between Sanyal and his associates revealed financial transactions related to foreign women.

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The officer also said that Ahlawat, who was named by the woman, was not cooperating in the case. The police is yet to arrest Ahlawat.



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