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Alleged high-profile sex-racket busted in Shimla, was operating online through website

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Shimla: The Shimla Police on Wednesday evening busted an alleged sex-racket and arrested four persons including two females from Mashobra in Shimla district. Three of them were believed to be the pimps, who had arrived in Shimla to deliver a girl.

As per the report, on receiving information through its sources, district police formed a team that was headed by the Deputy Superintendent of Police, Shimla, Dinesh Sharma. The team posed as decoy customer and sealed a deal with the pimp through a website.

As per initial police reports, the racket was run from Punjab and all arrested persons were said to be natives of the same state.

Some interesting, as well as surprising facts, came to light if the report of the police to be believed. As per the police, the racket was being run through a website that contained contact number of the pimp.

Earlier, the police tried to call on the same number but didn’t receive any response. The police arranged a SIM card registered in New Delhi and again made a call on the same number and received a response this time.

The police suggested that the racket never responded to calls from local numbers. The service was provided to only high-profile people or tourists.

The pimps would charge between Rs. 15 thousand to 35, 000 once the customer picks up a girl through pictures shared on WhatsApp.

In the current case, the deal was finalized at Rs. 32 thousand for one night through the decoy customer. Once convinced that it was not a trap, the pimps arrived at a private hotel in Mashobra with a girl at about 6:30 PM. All four were arrested and brought to the Police Station, Dhalli.

The police has seized all belongings of the arrested persons including half a dozen mobile phones and vehicle used to transport the girl.

A case has been filed under the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, 1956, confirmed the SP, Shimla, Ompati Jamwal. The police said further investigation is being carried out to unearth more details. The police also suspects that the racket could be linked to drug mafia.

Earlier this year in June, the police had busted a sex racket and arrested a man and a woman from a guest house in Shimla.

Several cases of flesh trade in Himachal Pradesh were reported last year too. In September 2017, the police had busted an international sex racket running in a hotel named ‘Dev Bhoomi’ in Manali, in which four persons were nabbed including the hotel manager and 2 females of Tanzania and one of Uganda.

A week ago in the same month, the police had arrested the owner of a private hotel in Shimla’s Dhalli area along with two pimps in relation to flex trade. Seven females aged between 25-30 years were also rescued at that time. The strings of the main racket were found to be attached to neighbouring State Punjab.

Due to high-footfall of tourist not only from Indian states but also from foreign nations, such rackets find Himachal’s popular tourist destinations like Manali, Shimla, and Dharamsala as target-rich markets.

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Senior Citizen Day Care Centres in Himachal to be Established in Shimla, Mandi, Dharamshala

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Shimla- Senior Citizen Day Care centres in Himachal Pradesh would be established in three districts, the state government informed today.

National Health Mission, Department of Health and Family Welfare, Himachal Pradesh is organising The World Senior Citizen’s Day on 21st August, at New MC Building, Upper Chowk, Khalini Shimla.

A spokesperson said that on this occasion National Health Mission, Department of Health and Family Welfare, Himachal Pradesh in collaboration with Help Age India Himachal Chapter will be establishing three Day Care Centres for elderly at Shimla, Mandi and Dharamshala.  He said that in these centres various activities like physiotherapy, library,(books, magazines and newspapers), recreation/pilgrimage tours, yoga, health checkup and awareness camps and other recreational services (TV, music, carom board, chess, ludo and cards etc) will be provided free of cost.

The decision came after a petition was filed in the Himachal Pradesh High Court by Advocate Vandana Misra in June 2019. The petition had made several revelations regarding minimum or no facilities being provided to senior citizens. It was alleged in the petition that all these facilities existed only in papers.

After hearing the petition, the State High Court had directed the state government to furnish the details of all the Government-run or private old age homes as well as the information, in a tabulated form, of all the cases filed by the senior citizens before the Deputy Commissioners seeking one or the other relief under the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007. The case is listed for June 11, 2019. 

As per the 2011 census, Himachal has a population of seven lakh who are aged 60 years and above – 10.2% of the state’s total population. This percentage is higher than the national average of 8.6%.

The highest elderly population in the state was mapped in Hamirpur district at 12.8%, followed by Bilaspur at 11.09%, Kangra at 11.7%, and Una at 11.5%. Solan and Sirmaur have the lowest population of elderly persons at 8%.

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Pension Adalat in Himachal to be Conducted on August 23 to Address Grievances

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Shimla-The Pension Adalat in Himachal Pradesh would be conducted on August 23, 2019, with a view of addressing the grievance of the pensioners, informed a spokesperson of Department of Personnel today.

The announcement came in compliance with the decision of the government of India to conduct the Pension Adalat throughout the country by each Ministry/Department/Organisation/Field formation on the same date.

The objective of this day is dedicated to Pensioners as part of good governance and efforts made to minimize their grievances, he said.

He said that in view of the above, it has been decided to conduct the Pension Adalat on August 23, 2019, under Chairmanship of Special Secretary (Personnel) to the Government of Himachal Pradesh in his office chamber Room No. 223 Armsdale Building. HP  Secretariat at 10.30 AM.

 

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Facebook Account of CM Jairam’s PSO Hacked, Pro-Pakistan, Anti-National Content Posted on Timeline

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Shimla-Facebook account of the personal security officer of the Chief Minister Jairam Thakur, Tavender Thakur, was reportedly hacked by an unknown person. The hacker reportedly posted anti-national and pro-Pakistan content including ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ slogans on the timeline.

It was reported that calls containing objectionable language and life-threats to the Prime Minister Narender Modi were being made through messenger to people in the friend list of the PSO.   

The Cyber Crime Unit of the police is investigating the case. However, Tavender reportedly had no knowledge regarding it. According to available information, Tavender belongs to Seraj constituency of Mandi district.

The screenshots of the content posted on the timeline were being circulated on social media. It created a stir at the Chief Minister’s Office.

The Superintendent of Police, Ompati Jamwal, has confirmed the report of receiving this complaint from some officials of the department. More details are awaited.

The Chief Minister, when asked regarding this news, said that by misusing technology an attempt is being made to create a conspiracy. He said the case has been forwarded to the Cyber Crime unit and culprits behind this hacking would not be spared.  

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