Will verify documents seized from suspected trafficker’s house: Police

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The Delhi Police will verify the documents it seized during the raids from the house of Pritindra Nath Sanyal, who was arrested after being suspected of running a high-profile escort service and human trafficking, sources said.

Sanyal, 62, was arrested on Thursday after the Income Tax department found a 23-year old woman from Central Asia kept against her will at his residence in the upscale Safdarjung Enclave area during its raid on June 2, police said.

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

Police had on Thursday said that 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.

Meanwhile, a senior police officer related to the probe told IANS that the police will verify the documents, emails and messages it seized during the raids.

During the IT department raid, numbers of over a dozen foreign women and passport copies of about four to five women was also found.

Meanwhile police on Friday also denied the links of any politicians in the case.

The police had on Thursday said that the accused seemed to be a “fraudster” as he used to send mobile messages to several persons posing as a Member of Parliament. Sanyal had sent messages to several persons impersonating himself as Samajwadi Party MP Naresh Agarwal from Uttar Pradesh. Even a blank signed letterhead of BJP MP Jagdambika Pal was also found from his place.

“We have registered two cases against Sanyal after the MPs forwarded their complaint,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Ishwar Singh told reporters on Friday.

Sanyal, a resident of Uttar Pradesh, moved to Delhi 25 years ago, and bought three properties here,

The woman had came in contact with Sanyal through former army officer, Colonel Ajay Ahlawat (retd.), who runs several resorts in Rajsthan and Haryana, police said.

Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Nupur Prasad told IANS that the police will again grill Ahlawat in the case.

–IANS

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