She used to provide a package deal on drugs and sex, but, as it turns out, that wasn’t all this 50-year-old female pimp had on offer.
More than a month after she was arrested by the Crime Branch, she has also confessed to her alleged involvement in setting-up ‘honeytraps’ to ‘influence’ cricketers, thanks to her proximity to a slew of bookies operating in the Capital.
“Vimal Marwah, who was arrested along with one of her businessman associates last month, has disclosed that she had also attempted to use her ‘contacts’ among bookies to book ‘some girls’ to fly with them to Sri Lanka, where they would fix matches in the T20 World Cup to be held later this year,” said a senior Crime Branch officer.
Marwah and her associate Ajay Kalra had been arrested on April 4 with 275 grams of cocaine. Flight tickets to Sri Lanka had also been recovered from them, police claimed.
Police said that Marwah used to charge at least R30,000 from her client(s). The expenses included the services of a woman and a gram of cocaine.
Sources claimed the arrest came following an input from the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) of the International Cricket Council.
Senior Crime Branch officers, however, claimed the tip off had been their own.
“She told us that the purpose of her trip was to be part of a party organised at a casino in Colombo. Later, she confessed that she had used her proximity to her clientele, most of which was composed of bookies, to organise subsequent events where cricketers were also supposed to be on the guest list,” the officer said.
A qualified teacher who used to teach at a school in Punjab’s Ropar, Marwah had entered the world of crime in 2004 — eight years after being abandoned by her husband.