Sex racket busted in Mumbai: Two arrested, three women rescued

The Mumbai Police sent a decoy customer who met the accused and while handing over Rs 5,000 for one woman, signalled the SSB team, which then arrested him.

| Mumbai | Updated: June 9, 2016 7:51 am

THE SOCIAL Service Branch (SSB) of the Mumbai Police has arrested two persons — a man and a woman — in Dindoshi on the charge of pushing three women into prostitution.

Since January, the SSB has rescued 143 women forced into prostitution and arrested 116 people under sections of the The Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act.

In the current case, based on a tip-off, the SSB called up one of the accused, who allegedly ran the prostitution racket under the guise of supplying models for events. The accused assured supply of women for as much as Rs 5,000, the police said.

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After negotiations, it was decided that one of the accused would take three women — all in their early twenties — to meet the ‘client’ outside Oberoi Mall in Goregaon, an officer said. Accordingly, the police sent a decoy customer who met the accused and while handing over Rs 5,000 for one woman, signalled the SSB team, which then arrested him.

“His questioning led us to the other accused, who was subsequently arrested,” Inspector Pravin Kadam from the SSB said. He added that the two were handed over to the Dindoshi police station, where a case of trafficking was registered.

The officer said while one of the accused has identified himself as Kabir, it does not appear to be his real name. “It is a practice followed by pimps to keep generic names like Raj and Kabir. We have asked for documents such as ration card and others to find out their actual details. We suspect the involvement of several others in the case,” said a senior officer.

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  1. R
    Nov 14, 2017 at 2:30 pm
    Open racket going on at Mumbai area prabhadevi mamta appt wing a prabhadevi Mumbai 400025 . Chairman of society and the society member full support such racket . Even no entry is done on entry book and freely they are allow
    1. M
      May 11, 2017 at 12:46 am
      Sir, As I wrote you you earlier that an unscrouplous family living at 2-kha- 16, behind Shopping centre has given unauthosed asylum to a pros ute "Drishti Roy" who has been running a fake Ins ute " Ajmer Kathakala Kendra" in a peaceful residential colony. When I complained to restricted her she inte ed me forgely at u/s 151 as she is criminally minded. Sir please save us and live peacefully and getting rid of these undcrouplous famaliles who has been living nearby moreover a farzi man namely "Bhupendra Singh Rat " a farzi Rajput popularly known as goal (daroga) has been giving protection to prostotute Drishti Roy who has her own residence at " Adarsh Nagar" but for doing pros ution she has been living at Shastri nagar. Please sir help me to stop all this bull s. Keep my iden y undisclosed as they are criminals and hurt me. The unscrouplous family where the pros ite Drishti Roy has given asylum those fake people's name is Sandeep Sharma isted by her wife menna