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Prostitution racket busted; Sonu Punjaban,eight others arrested

Geeta Arora alias Sonu Punjaban,an alleged pimp,was arrested from South Delhi on Friday when she came there to strike a deal.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi |
April 3, 2011 12:34:30 am

Geeta Arora alias Sonu Punjaban,an alleged pimp,was arrested from South Delhi on Friday when she came there to strike a deal. This is Arora’s third arrest for running prostitution rackets.

Arora was on IGNOU Road with four other women,all allegedly recruited by her. The four women and four men,who were accompanying Arora,were also arrested. Police said she had taken a room on rent in Saidulajab area for the racket.

Police said Arora had struck a deal with a policemen,a decoy customer,for Rs 45,000 when she was arrested. Two vehicles – a Mahindra Scorpio and a Santro — were recovered from her possession.

“One of the policemen posing as a decoy customer struck a deal with Arora,” said H G S Dhaliwal,Deputy Commissioner of Police (South).

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The four women who accompanied Arora were identified as school dropouts,police said. “She (Arora) likes a lavish lifestyle,therefore,she entered the prostitution racket. She started on her own,but later formed a group of aspiring models and actresses. She hired a large number of pimps for transportation and logistics. She used to source aspiring models and sex workers from different states. Even her clientele was from different states,mainly consisting of regular customers,” said a senior police officer.

Arora is known to have close links with the underworld as well. She is the wife of slain gangster Hemant,who was killed in a shootout in April 2006. Earlier,she was married to Vijay and Deepak,Hemant’s elder brothers,who were also killed in different shootouts.

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First published on: 03-04-2011 at 12:34:30 am

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