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I'm proud of what I did: Somnath Bharti on midnight raid

Feb 04, 2014 07:39 PM IST Politics Politics
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New Delhi: Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti, who attempted a midnight raid at Khirki extension said he was proud of his actions. Speaking exclusively to CNN-IBN, Bharti said, "I feel proud of what I did. I stand by my action. There is no question of apologising."

He said that a CNN-IBN investigation exposed the sex racket running in the area and he and his party now stand vindicated. He also asked other political parties and people to join him. "I invite other parties, people to stop this menace as girls are being thrown into prostitution."

Last month, Bharti had attempted a midnight raid at Khirki extension and accused Ugandan women of being involved in prostitution and drug-trafficking. He had also ordered a medical test on the Ugandan women at AIIMS and was present during the test.

He added, "If I'm found violating law, I'll give up my position." He said posts does not matter to him.

Earlier in the day, Delhi Commission for Women Chairperson Barkha Singh wrote a letter to the Delhi Police Commissioner asking him to depute maximum police personnel in the Khirki Extension area to ensure that no woman, especially a foreigner is forced into prostitution.

She has also urged the commissioner to direct the area SHO to take immediate action. She said, "I have written to the Police Commissioner to increase police force at Khirki Extension but I still maintain that the Law Minister should not have gone there."

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