Officers from the D B Marg and V P Road police rescued 19 girls and arrested six persons from brothels in Girgaum,Paowala Street and Dr D B Marg area on Wednesday.
The six accused include three women who allegedly ran the brothels and three pimps. Police said they had received information that girls were being forced into flesh trade at these places.
The V P Road police team raided two spots in Girgaum. A room in Shankar Marwadi Chawl in Girgaum was raided,from where two girls were rescued and the woman running the brothel was arrested, said an officer. Another room in the same chawl was also raided,from where four girls were rescued and the woman running the brothel was arrested.
Meanwhile,the D B Marg police team raided two separate spots at Paowala Street and in D B Marg area. We rescued seven girls and arrested three pimps. We also rescued six girls from the D B Marg area and arrested the woman running the brothel, said an officer.
The girls will be sent to rescue homes after court orders. The arrested have been booked under Sections of the Prevention of Immoral Trafficking Act. The team also rescued six children from a cap making factory and arrested the manager of the establishment.