According to the police four women aged 22 to 25 years were rescued from the clutches of the flesh trade racketeers.
Mumbai: Business conferences, commercial and other social events seem to be serving as a new front for flesh trade activities. This came to light when the Anti Human Trafficking Wing (AHTW) of the Thane (rural) police nabbed two young professionals, including a woman for allegedly running a prostitution business under the guise of an event management company in Mira Road. According to the police four women aged 22 to 25 years were rescued from the clutches of the flesh trade racketeers.
Acting on a tip-off about immoral trafficking of young women girls under the garb of event management assignments, the AHTW team established contact with the pimps. After striking the deal, the decoy scheduled a meeting with the pimps at a restaurant near Shivar Garden in Mira Road on Tuesday evening.
The police team laid a trap and arrested the pimps identified as Sonu Dabharde (21) and Sofia Shaikh (22) while they paraded four women before a decoy customer with a demand of Rs10,000 for each. “Since the duo were into the business of event management, several young women would approach them for employment. It seems that the accused would lure poor and needy women into prostitution.” said Mr Bangar.
Both the accused were remanded to police custody up to April 13 after they were produced before the district session court, Thane. The rescued women have been sent to the shelter home in Ulhasnagar. The Mira Road police is conducting further investigations into the case.