Sex racket in MP: BJP leader among nine arrested

Arrested for running a sex racket. Photo Credit: New Indian Express

Nine men, including a leader of the ruling BJP, have been nabbed by the cyber cell of the Bhopal police for running an online sex racket.

Among those arrested was Neeraj Shakya (33) who was appointed as state media in-charge of the ruling BJP’s scheduled caste (SC) cell in Bhopal only a few days ago.

Shakya is reportedly close to the fiery VHP leader Sadhvi Rithambra.

Shakya with Sadhiv Rithambara

“Following his arrest by the cyber cell, State BJP president Nandkumar Singh sacked him from the party,” MP state BJP chief spokesperson Deepak Vijayvargiya told the New Indian Express.

The SP (Cyber Cell, Bhopal) Shailendra Chouhan gave the names of the others accused of running the sex racket and arrested as Dinesh alias David Singh, Suresh Gahlot, Ravi Prajapati, Harjit Dhanwani, Manoj Kumar Gupta, KK Jaiswal, Suresh Belani, Miswauddin.

Three customers were also arrested during the raid late on Thursday night.

Four women looking for jobs hailing from Maharashtra, Meghalaya and Panna (MP) were rescued.

In February this year, three ruling BJP cadre, including Bhopal BJP IT Cell chief Dhruv Saxena, were arrested by the State anti-terrorism (ATS) squad for running Chinese simbox enabled illegal telephone exchanges, which allegedly aided spying by Pakistan’s inter-service intelligence (ISI) in India.

According to SP (Cyber Cell Bhopal) Shailendra Chouhan, “our team was working on the matter since three months following specific inputs about an online sex racket running in posh areas of Bhopal through a web portal.” Sustained probe revealed that those operating the racket were regularly scanning resumes/CVs of girls and women urgently needing jobs on various job portals.

The men had listed their own contact numbers on the web portal facilitating the alleged sex racket.



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