22 girls saved from flesh trade racket in Mumbai

HUMAN TRAFFICKING NEWS IS A SHAKTI VAHINI NATIONAL LEGAL RESEARCH DESK INITIATIVE

Wednesday, Oct 26, 2011, 3:03 IST

The Dahisar police and officials from the social service branch of the crime branch conducted raids at three different places on Monday night and rescued 22 girls and arrested 14 men who were allegedly running a prostitution racket.The police received a tip-off about the racket and subsequently sent three of its men posing as customers to Ambawadi and Sambhaji Nagar in Dahisar (East) and the Kandarpada area, which falls under the MHB police station’s jurisdiction.

“Some of the girls claim they are minors, though they don not look underage. But, we sent them for medical examination to determine their ages,” said a police officer.The 14 arrested men have booked under Prevention of Immoral Trafficking Act. The rescued girls, who used to work in bars, live in the slum areas at Dahisar and Borivli, the police claimed

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