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BJP leader washes hands off cyber café case

A day after police booked 11 persons, including five couples and café owner Gaurav Bangar under the Immoral Trafficking Act, BJP leader Ramesh Bangar washed his hands off the matter on the pretext that he has nothing to do his nephew from whose café the youths were caught in compromising positions.

punjab Updated: Jan 09, 2013 23:41 IST
HT Correspondent

A day after police booked 11 persons, including five couples and café owner Gaurav Bangar under the Immoral Trafficking Act, BJP leader Ramesh Bangar washed his hands off the matter on the pretext that he has nothing to do his nephew from whose café the youths were caught in compromising positions.


Addressing a press conference on Wednesday, Ramesh claimed that he had never ever visited the café in Kidwai Nagar.

Police had claimed that Gaurav Bangar, a nephew of Ramesh Bangar, was allegedly using the premises to run a sex racket whereby couples were rented out cabins to indulge in immoral activities.

Ramesh however asserted that after a property dispute with Gaurav's father 12 years ago, he had never seen him. "Why is my name being dragged into the case? Yes, he is my nephew, but this doesn't mean that I am involved in activities going on inside the café. I am not even on talking terms with Gaurav's family for the past 12 years after a property dispute," said Ramesh Bangar.

A complaint by area residents about immoral activities at the café had led to police raid on Tuesday.

"Police should take action against Gaurav if he is the culprit. I request the media and the police not to drag my name in this case as I have nothing to do with it," said the local BJP leader.

Those booked yesterday included Sanjiv Kumar of New Tagore Nagar, Gaurav Kumar of Valmiki Colony of Basti Jodhewal, Vicky alias Bablu of Habib Gunj, Sahil of Kakowal road and Arif Saifi of Janakpuri area. Police did not disclose the identity of girls involved and released them on Tuesday itself.

ASI Sanjiv Kumar of division number 2 police station said that police had been deployed at the café and the accused were produced in court on Wednesday. "Gaurav Bangar is on the run but will be nabbed soon," said Kumar.

He said that the café was run from the basement of the building and no computers were found installed on the premises.