Most of the recently-busted flesh trade rackets in Panchkula were being run from residential areas and the modus operandi is the same in every case, to take a house on rent and use it for making money.
It seems that every time such a thing comes to the fore, cops issue directions for tenant verification, but don’t follow it up with any enforcement drive. Even in Sunday’s incident wherein a racket was busted, no one was verified. In the latest case, three girls and a youth were arrested for running a flesh trade racket in a house in Sector 19, Panchkula.
“If police keep a check by getting verification done, all such things wont happen. The landlord cannot verify what his tenants or paying guests are doing,” said Sector 19 Residents’ Welfare Association president H C Muker. He further added, “If the checking is done regularly and systematically, even youths who take such residences for this purpose will think twice times before doing so.”
“Unscrupulous elements too know that police are not bothered about verification, so they take things lightly. I think verification is as necessary as patrolling,” said Sector 15 Residents’ Welfare Association president Sunil Vashisht.
As many as five cases of flesh trade racket going on in residential areas have been busted recently and in none of the cases were tenants verified. Soon after a crime takes place, the police issue instructions to impose Section 144 of CrPC for those who don’t get verification done but doesn’t do anything beyond it. Till now not even a single person has been booked for not getting verification done.
ACP Dheeraj Setia said, “It is true that we imposed section 144 several times but did not book anyone. In fact we will soon start bringing people to the book.”
source : indiatimes