DCW issues notice to Delhi police on brothels

The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) has issued a notice to Delhi Police seeking to know how many minors have been rescued from brothels in GB road since January 2000.

The women's panel also sought to know the reason why the brothels, from which the girls were rescued, have not yet been sealed.

As per the provisions of the Immoral Trafficking Prevention Act, each building from where a minor subjected to trafficking is rescued is mandated to be sealed by the authorities. Further, the Act mandates the police station concerned to communicate the details of such rescues to the concerned SDM.

In its notice to the SHO Kamla Market, DCW Chief Swati Maliwal has sought details about rescuing of minor girls from brothels in GB Road since January 15, 2000 as well as details of brothels closed under provisions of ITPA till date and the current status of each brothel, including date of closure, reason for closure and stay from courts if any.

"The Delhi Commission for Women has in coordination with Delhi Police rescued several minors from GB Road in the past years. However no brothel from where a minor was rescued has been closed down," the notice read.

The commission has sought the details by June 15.

"It seems that certain police personnel are also helping in running these brothels. We have asked to provide information within a week else the SHO will be liable for further legal action as per the law," Maliwal said.


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