Much needed step which indeed will act as a deterrent for evil forces working in unison to destroy society. Thanks to police especially DIG JSK range Shakti Pathak for ensuring Dharma in Qasim Nagar
JAMMU: The district administration Jammu has initiated exercise under section 18 of Immoral Trafficking Prevention Act (PITA) 1956 for sealing premises located in Bahu Fort area which was used as brothel by history sheeter Swarna Devi for a decade with impunity in residential colony.
Notice bearing number No 988/ARMS/DMJ/2023 dated 19/05/2023 was pasted on H.No 196, Qasim Nagar, Bahu Fort area which was used as a brothel by POCSO accused Swarna Devi w/o Ashok Sharma. Prior to sealing and eviction, the administration has given seven days to accused woman to respond to notice before formally sealing the building as per the law of the land.
Commenting on the development renowned social activist Prof SK Bhalla said that ultimately this is triumph of the truth and victory of well meaning people of the vicinity who relentlessly raised their voice against Swarna’s evil designs. For this path breaking action, the top brass of police and civil administration deserve kudos. Anyhow, it should not remained a short lived honeymoon and hope that the administration will go ahead in tackling human trafficking with iron hands as desired by LG Manoj Sinha recently in a jam-packed seminar at Srinagar.
Pertinent to mentioned here that JK Global News has carried a relentless campaign to uproot Swarna and her gang of criminals who were actively engaged in human trafficking as well as sale of heroine in a residential area by mocking the presence of law enforcement agencies.
The Bagh e Bahu police station team led by the then SHO, Inspector Surinder Rains on March 8, 2023 raided the brothel of Swarna and recovered a minor girl who was kept as slave and subjected to coerced prostitution. During one month illegal confinement, the rescued minor girl after drugging with heroine used to produce before sex beasts at brothel as well as in a MC Dollar Hotel located in Gujjar Nagar and owned by one retired police personnel.
SWARNA CRIME HISTORY
- FIR No 32 dated 08/03/2023 u/s 366 A, 344, POCSO Act @ PS Bagh e Bahu
- FIR No 88 dated 10/09/2022 u/s 18.104.22.168 of Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, 382, 341,323,504,506 of IPC @ PS Bagh e Bahu.
- FIR No 93/2022 u/s 452, 323, 382, 504, 506, 34 IPC @ PS Bagh e Bahu
- FIR No 94/2016 u/s 376, 120-B of RPC registered @ PS Channi Himmat
- FIR No 105/2016 u/s 376 RPC @ PS Channi Himmat
- FIR No 01/2016 u/s 341, 323, 34 RPC @ PS Bagh e Bahu
- FIR No 2/2016 u/s 353, 332, 147 RPC @ PS Bagh e Bahu
Initially, the Bagh e Bahu police station in FIR No 32 dated 08/03/2023, booked accused Swarna alongwith four accomplice u/s 366 A, 344, POCSO Act. However, later during investigation by incumbent SHO Inspector Arti Thakur under the guidance of SDPO East Syed Zaheer Abbas Jafri, the police additionally incorporated section 22.214.171.124 of Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act in the FIR.
Residents of Qasim Nagar have appreciated the initiative of police and civil administration to set in motion the process for sealing brothel of Swarna which was not only used for human trafficking but also become hot spot of drug addiction and distribution in a residential colony.