After the Anti-Corruption Branch registered an FIR against DCW chief Swati Maliwal in connection with alleged irregularities in recruitment in the women’s panel, she has now made a sensational claim that a leader from Delhi of a prominent political party and a minister in the Narendra Modi government is behind a prostitution racket at GB Road in the national capital Delhi’s red light area. She claimed that she has credible lead that the prostitution racket was running under the patronage of these political leaders.
“How can such a racket run at a distance of 3 km from Parliament? Why is MCD not taking any action to raze illegal structures despite repeated complaints,” she asked.
During a press conference called by Maliwal, she alleged that the prostitution racket was worth “thousands of crores” and has been operational for years. She also claimed that the daily business of prostitution in GB Road was at least Rs 5 crore. If the claims are true, then it could prove to be highly damaging for their credibility. Maliwal claimed an FIR was filed against her because she was investigating the case and was close to releasing the name of those involved.
She claimed to have been conducting raids at various establishments on the GB Road for the last few days.”Now, I’m receiving messages that the Central government will have me arrested and removed from my post through the office of the LG,” Maliwal revealed to media. “I’m trying to understand how a prostitution racket worth thousands of crores has been fully operational for years,” she said. When asked to name the two, Maliwal told media that the names would be disclosed very soon.
Maliwal, an Aam Aadmi Party leader, has been booked under Sections 13 (Criminal misconduct by a public servant) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 409 (Criminal breach of trust by public servant) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code.