Sex racket: Court extends police custody of accused

Sex racket: Court extends police custody of accused

A Delhi court on Saturday extended by three days the police custody of a 62-year-old man, who was arrested for allegedly running a high-profile sex racket here and trafficking of women from Central Asian countries.

Metropolitan Magistrate Gaurav Gupta extended the custody of Pritindra Nath Sanyal, who has been allegedly held on charges of trafficking, till July 26 after the police sought his remand for further investigation in the case.

Sanyal, against whom a case was registered at Safdarjung Enclave police station on Wednesday, was earlier sent to police custody for three days which expired on Saturday.

The police, while seeking extension of his custody, said more time was needed as probe into the case is still underway.

According to the police, Sanyal was arrested after documents indicating his involvement in the illegal activity were found during raids at his residences by Income Tax authorities.

Yesterday, the Delhi Police gave clean chit to two parliamentarians whose names surfaced during probe.

During investigation, it was found that Sanyal had sent messages to government servants and other senior functionaries posing as MPs and top bureaucrat for getting favours in certain business deals, the cops had said.

Police have also recovered photographs and other material showing Sanyal’s alleged accomplice Col Ajay Ahlawat (retd) with two Indian cricketers and investigation is going on.

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