Lack of evidence gives freedom to Delhi 'Pimp'

Lack of evidence gives freedom to Delhi 'Pimp'

A man facing trial for allegedly hurting policemen during a drive against flesh trade, has been let off by a Delhi court.

The court said the prosecution failed to get witnesses in the case.

Additional sessions judge Gurvinder Pal Singh acquitted Delhi-resident Adil Khan in a case of “voluntarily causing grievous hurt to deter public servant from his duty”.

Police told the court that they had laid a trap to arrest Khan after receiving a tip-off that he was running a prostitution racket under the “guise” of ‘John and Erick’ massage parlour in a hotel.

The court, however, acquitted him saying the police failed to bring witnesses from the hotel or did not provide CCTV footage to prove the allegations.

The prosecution said that on February 26, 2005, the crime branch got information about the alleged prostitution racket. A team led by assistant commissioner of police Kumar Gyanesh was formed to trap the accused.

How it happened

The prosecution told the court that a policeman, posing as a customer, struck a deal for a girl at a rate of Rs 5,000 per hour. The girl met him at the hotel lounge and she rang Adil Khan to visit the hotel to collect the money.

Then the girl went with the decoy customer to the hotel’s porch and asked him to give the money to Khan, who was sitting in a car, the prosecution said.

As the decoy customer went towards the car, he signalled other policemen to nab Khan.

 But Khan stepped on the car’s accelerator and tried to flee, during which some policemen were hit by the vehicle.

He also allegedly hit a police car parked at the hotel’s gate and injured the policemen sitting in the vehicle. Khan was then overpowered and arrested.

“No footage or CCTV recordings of the alleged incident were obtained from the management of the hotel. This has also affected the credibility of the organisers of the raid,” said the court.

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