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Demolish 'tehkhanas' in GB Road brothels, Maliwal tells MCD

By Ians English

New Delhi, Sep 26: Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal on Monday issued a notice to the the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (North-MCD) to demolish illegal structures, including 'tehkhanas' or hidden cells, in the brothels of Delhi's red-light area at GB Road.

She also sought ownership records of the brothels from the North MCD within 48 hours.

'Demolish tehkhanas in GB Road'

Maliwal had last week alleged that a prostitution racket at GB Road in the national capital's red light area was operating under the protection of a central minister and a senior leader of a national political party.

She had promised to reveal the names of the two leaders "really soon".

Earlier, the Anti-Corruption Branch of the Delhi government had registered a case against Maliwal over a complaint of irregular recruitments made to the DCW panel. The complaint was filed by former DCW chief Barkha Shukla Singh.


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