The Delhi High Court Wednesday granted bail to a man arrested on charges of human trafficking after a woman, who was allegedly “rescued” from his home, claimed that she was at his residence of her own free will. Delhi Police had arrested Pritindra Nath Sanyal, 62, for running an alleged sex racket involving defence personnel, government servants and women from central Asian countries.
Sanyal was also accused of posing as various MPs and bureaucrats, and sending messages to public servants and other senior officials, to get favours in some business deals. He was given the relief by the court, which relied on the ‘no-objection’ given by the woman.
The 23-year-old Russian woman allegedly rescued from Sanyal’s residence in Safdarjung Enclave, told the bench of Justice S P Garg that she was living there of her own will and the accused had not confined her.
The court granted bail to Sanyal on a personal bond of Rs one lakh with one surety of the like amount.