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Lalu orders inquiry into sex racket in running train

Railway Minister Lalu Prasad orders an inquiry into a sex racket in a running train.
PTI | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2007 06:47 PM IST

Railway Minister Lalu Prasad on Thursday ordered an inquiry into a sex racket in a running train.

"I have also heard it. It is very tragic.....Order has been issued for an inquiry in this regard including all those persons with whom the girl stayed", he said when asked about a racket in a running train exposed in a sting operation by a television channel.

Asked about the involvement of RJD and JD(U) leader in the scandal, the RJD chief said "we are examining all aspects of the scandal".

However, he said there were difficulties in preventing such type of rackets as "you can not go on asking every passenger who they are and what are their relations with the person they are travelling with".

The Railway Minister said that the Ministry was getting several suggestions in this regard including ascertaining identity of persons travelling at the time of booking itself.

To a question on the increasing cases of kidnapping, loot and dacoity in Bihar contrary to state Chief Minister's claim of providing good governance, Prasad said "we don't want to put pressure on him in view of the fact that his wife is seriously ill".

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