Panipat: A metropolitan magistrate of Tis Hazari courts in Delhi is among the four people arrested in the wee hours of August 27 from a house in Samalkha town of Panipat, on charges of indulging in immoral activities. A woman was also among those arrested on August 27. The police caught them during a raid following complaints by neighbours.
SSP Shrikant Jadhav said that they raided the premises after a resident of Punjabi Colony here got suspicious about the activities in his neighbourhood and complained to the police. He said, "We arrested all the four persons, including the civil judge, present inside the premises. While the three accused were produced in a local court and sent in 14-day judicial custody, we are following the Supreme Court guidelines in dealing with the judge."
A raiding team arrested the inmates after finding them in a compromising position and booked them under sections 3 (punishment for keeping a brothel or allowing premises to be used as a brothel), 4 (punishment for living on the earnings of prostitution), 5 (procuring, inducing or taking person for the sake of prostitution) and 6 (detaining a person in premises where prostitution is carried on) of the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, 1956. It also found a Santro car bearing the sticker of New Delhi-based judicial officer.
The accused have been identified as Rajkumar Aggrawal, magistrate in Tis Hazari court, Subhash Duhan, a Sonepat resident who runs NGO Lok Kalayan Foundation in Samalkha, and Shamsher, from Hansi. According to the police, Shamsher was the pimp, who arranged the girl from Kolkata.