Constrained to hang my head in shame on reading a series of explosive exposures made by a handful of news portals. The police department has to answer so many uncomfortable questions as to how for decades Swarna was allowed to operate and who were the cops enjoying close proximity with her. Still, the brothel is not sealed as per provision of PITA. Some soul searching is required for Police as well as civil society says illustrious Prof SK Bhalla.
JAMMU: With the bust of a brothel in Bahu Fort area by Bagh e Bahu police, the horrible details have come flying thick and fast from various quarters against notorious Swarna who along with her gang of pimps was allowed to operate her den of shame by the indifferent system leading to ruining of the lives of several minor girls at budding stage of their life.
The rescued girls as well as several women have narrated a heady cocktail of drug consumption coupled with availability of minor girls for sex monsters which facilitated the accused woman to run her flourishing business of prostitution.
Out of the two minor girls who were rescued from a brothel at Qasim Nagar, one victim recorded her statement before the designated Juvenile Justice Court on March 18,2023 which is a horrible tale of exploitation and a matter of huge shame for citizens as well as men in khakhi who remained mute spectators to evil designs of Swarna for decades together at House No 197, Qasim Nagar in Bahu Fort area of Jammu city.
“The victim minor girl before the Court has narrated the vicious account of organized sex and drug trade. The arrested POCSO accused Swarna used to operate sans fear of law. In addition to her, there were other minor girls who too faced the same ordeal at the hands of accused woman. At first floor, the tin shed rooms were specially designed where the minor girls were first drugged and then pushed into prostitution, said reliable sources.
Swarna apart from serving the minor girls before several clients who visited her den of shame also used to take them to scores of hotels as well as bungalows of people who raped the victim girls repeatedly after paying hefty amount either to Swarna or her pimp Shankar Singh, the minor girl blurted before the Court, says our authentic source.
If sources are to be believed, the rescued minor girl were raped by more than 30 influential persons in one and half month of illegal confinement at brothel as well in several hotels of Jammu City.
Another woman who is a relative of swarna while narrating her hair raising account of sexual exploitation and drug addiction said “In past, several complaints were made against Swarna at different police stations but the approach of cops was lukewarm as she managed to prevail upon them”.
Few months back, the Bagh e Bahu police had received a dossier from CID wing asking for Swarna’s antecedents. Strangely, the concerned cops instead of approaching the well meaning citizens of Qasim Nagar directly contacted the POCSO accused who managed her inner circle for favorable averments, alleged our sources in police.
Further sources say, “The mobile of Swarna is a key to many secrets which when decoded shall open a pandora box. The mobile is in possession of cops and if the investigation is done impartially then the names of many influential persons who raped minor girls will come to the forefront including those who used to supply drugs to POSCO accused Swarna”.