Neeraj along with eight of his associates was arrested on Friday as the police rescued four girls who were trapped in a flat in the E 7 locality of Bhopal. According to the Police, the gang would call women to Bhopal, promising them jobs. However, these women were later forcefully pushed to prostitution.
The gang consist of nine members of which one is still at large. The gang would exclusively target north-eastern women and those hailing from the southern states.
Police have also recovered a contact book from the accused and are verifying the numbers that are listed in it.
“We have found contact details of several girls and some high profile people in the contact book. Their involvement is being investigated and once it is established, action would be taken accordingly,” police said.
Though the Bharatiya Janta Party initially denied any association with Neeraj, but once the letter announcing his appointment started circulating on social media the party announced his exclusion.