'Tehkhanas' in GB Road brothels should be demolished: Swati Maliwal

| Monday, September 26, 2016 - 18:33
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Swati Maliwal, DCW, North Delhi Municipal Corporation, tehkhanas, red-light area, GB Road,

'Tehkhanas' should be demolished: Swati Maliwal | Photo: IANS

New Delhi: Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Chief Swati Maliwal on Monday issued a notice to the the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (North-MCD) to demolish illegal structures, including 'tehkhanas' or hidden cells, in the brothels of Delhi's red-light area at GB Road.
She has also sought ownership records of the brothels from the North MCD within 48 hours.
Maliwal had last week alleged that a prostitution racket at GB Road in the national capital's red light area was operating under the protection of a central minister and a senior leader of a national political party.
She had promised to reveal the names of the two leaders "really soon". 
Earlier, the Anti-Corruption Branch of the Delhi government had registered a case against Maliwal over a complaint of irregular recruitments made to the DCW panel. The complaint was filed by former DCW chief Barkha Shukla Singh.
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