The Social Security Cell of the Pune City Police Crime Branch busted prostitution rackets at two different spots in Pune and rescued four women, including three from Thailand and one from Maharashtra, as well as a minor, during the operation Wednesday.
In the first case, acting on a tip-off, a police team raided a spa in eastern Pune, where three women from Thailand were rescued.
The owner and his accomplice were charged with exploitation under the Indian Penal Code and sections of the Prevention of Immoral Trafficking Act (PITA).
On another tip-off, the police raided an apartment complex in the city and rescued one woman and one minor from the spot.
Three persons were arrested by the police under relevant sections of the IPC and PITA.