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Disclose names involved in sex racket or face court, Bar to police

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Srinagar, May 2 (UNI) The Kashmir High Court Bar Association (KHCBA) has threatened to move court for seeking directions to the Jammu and Kashmir police for disclosing the names of people involved in a sex racket.

The state government has already handed over the case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) following pressure from some senior politicians and the public.

The racket was unearthed by the police after three people, including a woman pimp, were arrested on Saturday from the downtown city on the disclosure of a girl who was forced to pose in a pornographic film.

The KHBA has urged the Director General of Police Gopal Sharma to disclose the names of people involved in the ''sex racket'' within seven day by virtue of Right to Information Act.

It said in case the names of the accused were not furnished within the stipulated period, the KHCBA will file '' appropriate proceeding'' before the High Court and seek publication of the names.

''We will also seek stern action against the culprits,'' the KHBA said, adding another sex racket has surfaced within a year and alleged that politicians, bureaucrats, businessmen and police officers were involved in the crime.

The KHBA said politicians, bureaucrats and a number of businessmen involved in last year's sex racket were released after they were caught red-handed.

Without naming the Dukhtaran-e-Milat, the KHBA said that a few ''respectable ladies'' raised their voice against such crimes but they were put behind bars.

It quoted a survey done by an NGO which reveals there are 35 brothels on the bank of river Jehlum from Zero Bridge to Chattabal urging the authorities concerned to take strict action against them.

Police recently claimed to have unearthed the racket after they arrested some people, including a woman, involved in the crime.

A girl, who alleged that she was forced to work in pornographic films, said that a number of politicians, police officers and businessmen are involved in flesh trade.

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