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Sonu Punjaban attacked at Geeta Colony Flyover

Sonu Punjaban attacked at Geeta Colony Flyover

New Delhi: Geeta Arora better known as Sonu Punjaban infamous for her involvement in cases of human trafficking was allegedly shot at in Delhi's Shakarpur area in the wee hours of Wednesday. Though, Sonu Punjaban escaped unhurt in the alleged attack. She has accused some of her known rivals behind the attack against whom she has filed some case.

"Around 4 am, a PCR call was received in Shakarpur Police Station regarding firing near Geeta Colony Pushta. It was revealed by Gita alias Sonu Punjaban that she was returning after meeting her relative in her Honda City car (which she herself was driving) when three persons in a car had stopped her vehicle and fired upon her vehicle and intimidated her," said a senior police officer.

Sonu has come out on parole for a few days. She was arrested in 2007 for Immoraal Trafficing Act in Preet Vihar. Out on bail, arrested again in 2008 for the same offence.

In 2011, after a gap of almost 3 years she was caught again in flesh trade and was also booked under MCOCA. SHe was later discharged.

In 2017, she was arrested again for allegedly forcing a 16-year-old girl into flesh trade. She again came out on bail in 2018 after which she was attacked.

"She has given us some names in her statement and we are working on her complaint. We are also checking the CCTV of the area where she was attacked and the roads leading to it to know if she was trailed. Based on her statement, a case under 308, 506 of IPC and Arms Act has been registered. The investigation is on covering all the angles," said the officer.

Sonu Punjaban took over the flesh trade in New Delhi once her husband Hemant Sonu died in a police shootout in March 2006. Sonu Punjaban managed illegal prostitution rings in Kolkata, Mumbai, Rajasthan, and Punjab and has allegedly amassed huge properties.

Even in a Bollywood movie Fukrey, the role of Bholi Punjaban was said to be inspired by Sonu Punjaban.

Zafar Abbas

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