Ankita Bhandari case: Pulkit Arya's resort was notorious for PROSTITUTION and DRUGS, ex-employee gives chilling details
Ankita Bhandari case: A former employee of the Vanantara resort in Rishikesh, which is owned by Pulkit Arya, has claimed that the place was notorious for “prostitution and drugs abuse.”
- A former employee at Pulkit Arya has made explosive revelations
- He has claimed that the resort was a den of PROSTITUTION and DRUGS
- Pulkit Arya is the son of expelled BJP leader Vinod Arya
- Ankita Bhandari used to work as a receptionist at the Vanantara resort in Rishikesh
Meerut: Amid the ongoing investigation into the alleged murder of a 19-year-old girl Ankita Bhandari, a former employee of the Vanantara resort in Rishikesh, which is owned by Pulkit Arya, has made explosive revelations that the place was notorious for “prostitution and drugs abuse.”’ According to news agency ANI, the unidentified former staff at also revealed that Pulkit Arya, who is the son of BJP leader Vinod Arya, used to “misbehave with women.”
'Drugs and prostitution at the resort'
"I joined Vanantara resort in Rishikesh this May but left my job there in July. Ankit Gupta (accused) and Pulkit Arya (the main accused) misbehaved and verbally abused girls. They used to bring girls and many VIPs also used to come there," the former employee disclosed.
Another former staffer of the resort has told the police that "Pulkit Arya used to bring girls here from outside to 'please' the guests.'' She and her husband used to work at the resort but later fled the place to save their lives after being tortured like Ankita. She further claimed that Pulkit Arya used to keep the staff trapped in his clutches, due to which it was very difficult to get out.
They also claimed that Pulkit Arya had good relations with a local Patwari who used to visit the resort very often. They also informed that Pulkit`s wife was fully aware of his wrongdoings and she constantly opposed them.
Ankita Bhandari murder
Pulkit Arya is among the prime accused arrested by the police for the teen`s murder. The matter came to light after the body of Ankita Bhandari was recovered from a canal in Uttrakhand. She was a former employee at the resort in Rishikesh.
Ankita Bhandari’s body was recovered from the Chilla Canal in Rishikesh on September 24. Three persons, including Pulkit Arya, the son of expelled BJP leader Vinod Arya and his friends identified as Ankit and Saurabh Bhaskar- manager at Pulkit`s resort, were arrested on September 23 after they confessed to having pushed Ankita into the canal following an altercation.
DGP Ashok Kumar and DIG P Renuka Devi said the property (Vanantara resort), owned by Pulkit Arya was sealed after conducting a detailed videography on Thursday. "We have secured all the evidence," said the police officers.
Uttarakhand| We're analysing all the evidence. Postmortem report has been received.We'll record the statements of women who worked at the resort.2 cars used in crime recovered.We'll apply for PC of accused for interrogation:DIG PR Devi,SIT In-charge of Ankita Bhandari murder case pic.twitter.com/eNJTuTOATl— ANI UP/Uttarakhand (@ANINewsUP) September 27, 2022
Ankita Bhandari's post-mortem report
The post-mortem report of Ankita Bhandari, who was allegedly killed by Pulkit Arya, suggested that she died because of suffocation and drowning in water. The post-mortem of Ankita`s body has been done by a panel of four doctors of AIIMS Rishikesh. The detailed post-mortem report was received by the SIT on Monday evening.
Last rites amid protests in Rishikesh
The last rites of Ankita Bhandari were performed at the NIT ghat in Srinagar at Pauri Garwhal on September 25. Protestors blocked for over seven hours the Badrinath-Rishikesh highway outside the mortuary where Ankita Bhandari`s father arrived to take her body for last rites.
Previously angry locals even set on fire the resort where Ankita worked. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami had earlier said, "We took immediate action, culprits are behind the bars. Their illegal properties were demolished too. We`ll ensure SIT probe is done from every angle. We`ll also try that case is expedited in a fast-track court."