BJP MP and former Mumbai Police chief Satyapal Singh on Tuesday sought an impartial probe into busting of an alleged prostitution racket being operated from his flat, that he had rented out, in suburban Andheri. He also spoke to Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria and sought a proper investigation into the matter.
"It's a shock for me that a flat that I have rented out to a reputed company and have not visited for years has come under the scanner by way of a raid," Singh said in a statement to the media. An irresponsible act by the caretaker of the tenant has been linked to my name and reputation maliciously. I was neither in legal or physical possession of the said property for the last decade," the former IPS officer clarified.
The social service branch of Mumbai Police had sent a decoy customer to the 10th floor apartment owned by Singh in Patliputra Housing Society in Andheri on Saturday night. Once it was confirmed flesh trade is being run from there, police raided the house.
Two women - aged 20 and 22 - were rescued and one Vakil Raju Shah, appointed as the caretaker of the flat by the firm and alleged kingpin of the racket, was arrested, police said, adding Rs 4,000 was also seized from the premises.
"I have spoken to the Mumbai Police Commissioner and have requested him for an impartial investigation to get to the bottom of this matter. I suspect something fishy in this entire incident," Singh said. However, Maria was unavailable for comment.
Referring to media reports on raid, Singh alleged, "Inspite of knowing all these facts, a few irresponsible reporters have published the story in such a way that the title is misleading and scandalous against me."