The Bombay High Court on Wednesday transferred the probe of the case pertaining to two girls, who had escaped from a sex racket allegedly run by some officials of Pune police, to the State Crime Investigation Department (CID).
A division bench presided over by Justice Ranjit More and Justice Sarang Kotwal was hearing a plea filed by advocate and activist Anuja Kapur.
Kapur, a resident of Delhi has claimed that the two girls, one minor and one major were lured by some accused and were trafficked and sexually exploited. She apprehended that these girls, who have been untraceable since months, would have been eliminated by the Pune police. During the course of hearing, the bench was informed that the Pune police has successfully traced the minor girl and is still looking for the major one.
Meanwhile, senior counsel Mihir Desai, who is an amicus in this case told the court that the case should be transferred to some ‘independent’ agency to avoid a biased probe.
After hearing the submissions, Justice More directed the CID to take over the matter and conduct a probe. The bench also directed the agency to take progressive steps to trace the major girl, who is still missing.