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  Metros   Mumbai  03 Aug 2018  Woman pimped young girls, arrested

Woman pimped young girls, arrested

THE ASIAN AGE. | SURESH GOLANI
Published : Aug 3, 2018, 1:41 am IST
Updated : Aug 3, 2018, 1:41 am IST

Acting on a tip-off about immoral trafficking of young girls, the police established contact with the woman and sent a decoy customer.

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Mumbai: A team of Bhayandar police, along with the Thane (rural) police’s anti-human trafficking unit (AHTU), busted a prostitution racket, arresting a woman who allegedly ran it Wednesday evening.

Acting on a tip-off about immoral trafficking of young girls, the police established contact with the woman and sent a decoy customer.

After striking a deal, the decoy scheduled a meeting at a restaurant near the fly-over-bridge in Bhayandar (west).

The police laid a trap and arrested the pimp identified as Rita Singh while she was closing the deal with the decoy.

A woman, who according to the police was forced into prostitution, was rescued from the racket. Singh - who was booked under section 370 of the Indian Penal Code and sections 4 and 5 of the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act ITPA, 1956 – has been remanded to police custody after being produced before the district sessions court, Thane, on Thursday.

Meanwhile, the rescued woman has been sent to a rehabilitation centre, the police said. Not ruling out more arrests, the Bhayandar police is carrying out further investigation into the case.

The twin-city has seen several such cases where sex rackets are operated from plush apartments in residential societies.

Tags: anti-human trafficking, prostitution racket