The CBI arrested Mir from Jammu and Kashmir House in Chankyapuri, New Delhi while Raman Mattoo — an Independent legislator — was arrested in Srinagar, the CBI sources said in New Delhi.
The decision to arrest them was taken after the Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Monday asked the investigating agency to start taking ‘concrete action’ on the statement of Sabeena, the alleged kingpin in the case.
Both legislators have been booked under Section 5 of the Immoral Trafficing (Prevention) Act for procuring persons for prostitution. Under this Section, the two, if convicted, will have to undergo three months imprisonment or pay a fine of Rs 20,000 or both.
In Srinagar, Mattoo too had CBI sleuths at his doorsteps early morning. They informed him that he had been placed under arrest and that he needed to accompany them to the CBI’s makeshift office at Humhama in outskirts of the Srinagar city.
Mattoo is a legislator from Habba Kadal constituency where Sabeena, the alleged kingpin’s house had been brought down by angry protestors on May one.
With the arrest of the two, the number of people nabbed in the case has gone upto 11. Nine persons, including Sabeena and Deputy Inspector General of the Border Security Force K S Padhi had been arrested by the CBI and the local police for allegedly raping a minor girl.
Meanwhile, the CBI submitted a status report before the Jammu and Kashmir high court, which set Friday as the next date of hearing of the case.