3 Ugandan women approach Delhi govt, say being held hostage by drug mafia

New Delhi: The Delhi government on Monday sought the intervention of Ministry of External Affairs in providing "protection" to three Ugandan women after they alleged they were held hostages by drug mafias in the Malviya Nagar area of South Delhi.

 3 Ugandan women approach Delhi govt, say being held hostage by drug mafia

Delhi Police. Reuters

A government official said that the women have approached the Delhi government and have stated that their passports and other important documents have been taken away by the "drug mafia".

They requested the government to help in the matter and arrange for their safe return to Uganda, top officials told PTI.

"They were taken to the Deputy Commissioner's (South) office and their statements were registered under section 164 CrPC. We have already approached the MEA seeking protection to them. We also requested the Ministry to arrange for their return to Uganda," they said.

The women said they live in Khirki Extension area of Malviya Nagar where Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti had allegedly led a group of AAP supporters in a midnight raid against some African women accusing them of involvement in a prostitution racket.

Congress and BJP as well as various women organizations had come down hard on Mr Bharti. However, AAP had maintained he was innocent and wanted the police to carry out a raid against an alleged drug and prostitution ring.

PTI

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Updated Date: Feb 04, 2014 08:44:58 IST