Sonu Punjaban Convicted in Biggest ‘Sex Racket’ Case in Delhi
New Delhi : The court convicted Geeta Arora alias Sonu Punjaban and his partner Sandeep Bedwal in the case of kidnapping minors and running prostitution business through them. Both were charged in kidnapping, incarceration and human trafficking. However, the court will announce the sentence and fine later. The accused were arrested by the cyber cell of the Crime Branch.
Sonu Punjaban, called the ‘Queen’ of sex trader in Delhi and has been operating the biggest sex racket. Geeta Arora aka Sonu Panjaban has been convicted in a case by Delhi’s Dwarka court. Although, in addition to Delhi-NCR, Sonu has cases registered on charges of prostitution in many states of the country.
Sonu Punjaban was convicted under various charges dealing with kidnapping, etc of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and relevant Sections of the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act dealing with prostitution. On the other hand, Sandeep Bedwal was convicted under several Sections of the IPC including rape and kidnapping.
According to the police, the girl fell in love with Sandeep, who took her to a house in Laxmi Nagar on the pretext of marriage and raped her in September 2009. He sold the victim, who was 12 years old at the time, to one Seema Aunty.
Seema Aunty forced the victim into prostitution and gave her drugs injection, police said based on the statement of the minor girl and added that she was sold several times and once to convict Sonu Punjaban.
Sonu Punjaban used her for prostitution and before sending her to customers also administered drugs such as proxyvon and alprax tablets and also injected drugs to the victim so that the body of the victim became tight and more suitable for prostitution, the police said.
The victim had come to Najafgarh police station on February 9, 2014, and after counselling, her statement was recorded by the police, wherein she narrated her ordeal.