Meerut: A senior citizen aged around 63 was arrested after CCTV footages showed the former insurance executive sexually exploiting minor girls over a period of two long years at his residence in Meerut’s plush locality.
Sending shock waves in the region, the accused identified as Vimal Chand was finally arrested on Thursday night with FIR filed against him from his residence in Jagriti vihar after the Police rescued three girls as young as ten years.
So how did this evil crime came to light? Surprisingly it was a CCTV technician who blew of this evil scandal after he stumbled on the footages while repairing the cameras.
According to sources the accused retired in 2016 as assistant administrative officer (AAO) from Hapur while his wife, also a retired executive is no longer alive. The couple has a daughter who is also settled out of the country.
Senior police officials, caught off the guard, claimed that a thorough interrogation was on to gather more evidence and trace the minor girls who were victims of Chand’s exploitation.
“Police took cognizance of the matter as soon as information was received. It is a very sensitive matter and police are dealing with it,” said Nitin Tiwari, Meerut SSP.
Meerut division’s ADG Prashant Kumar said, “The main accused has been arrested. We will ensure justice to all the minor girls.” Sources privy to the investigation claimed that three minor girls who were victims of Chand’s exploitation have been traced.
“It looks like most of these girls were brought through a pimp or some racket. They were forcing minor children into prostitution. Things will be clear only when we get to the bottom of the case,” a source in police said.
“We will produce the accused in court and seek his police remand to further interrogate him,” the official added.