Senior Afghan official arrested in India

Monitoring Desk

KABUL: The Indian police officials have claimed to have arrested a senior government official on charges of hiring sex worker.

The official identified as M. Omar Arian, the director internal audit in the ministry of telecommunications and information technology, was arrested in Calangute town of Goa. Arian was held along with another individual who has been identified as Ajmal Hodan who is an advocate.

Calangute police inspector Nolasco Raposo has told local media outlets the two men had hired two Uzbekistan women for the purpose of prostitution with the help of a pimp identified as sanjiv.

An offence has been under registered against the two men under Sections 370, 380 (3) of IPC and Sections 4,5 and 7 of the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act.

According to reports, one of the women has also been booked for staying without a valid visa. (Khaama Press)