Mumbai: 30 held for running sex racket, 119 women rescued

Mumbai: In one of the biggest raids, police on Wednesday rescued as many as 119 women hailing from different parts of the country and arrested 30 persons, including pimps, from a building housing a number of brothels in South Mumbai.

“We had information that illicit activities were going on in Krishna Building located on Pavwala Street on Grant Road. A team comprising 150 officers from the SS Branch and the DB Marg Police raided the place at 2 am today,” said deputy police commissioner (enforcement) BG Shekhar.

“There were 14 brothels operating from the building. We rescued 119 girls and also arrested 14 female brothel conductors and 16 pimps. We also seized Rs 53,500 in cash and found many packets of condoms. This is one of the biggest raids in the recent past as over 100 girls have been rescued in the operation,” said Shekhar.

Six girls among the rescued ones are reportedly minors.

“We are awaiting results of medical tests to confirm if the six girls are minors. If they are minors, they will be reunited with their parents. Others will either be sent back to their native villages or a women’s shelter depending on their choice,” said Shekhar.

The accused have been booked under relevant sections of the IPC, he added.


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