In a major development, the Jawaharnagar police raided a bungalow and busted a sex racket being run in decent Mayurban Colony in Shahnoorwadi area on Sunday at 6.45 pm. One Nepali girl has been detained while three men have been arrested.
PI Hemant Kadam said that he had received a tip-off about the flesh trade being run in the bungalow at plot number 16 of the colony. Acting on the tip-off, police laid a trap around the spot, sent a decoy customer and pounced on the accused after receiving signals from the decoy customer. The men arrested include Sunil alias Vipul Rajaram Rathod (27, New Delhi), Atulbhai Vitthalbhai Patel (51, Kheda district in Gujarat) and K Venkat Ramanna (35, Andhra Pradesh). The 19-year-old Nepali girl has been detained, not arrested yet, so her name and other personal details cannot be divulged, PI Kadam added.
PI Kadam said that Sunil Rathod had hired the bungalow and had brought a girl there. He used to pay her Rs 4,000 everyday while used to charge Rs 2,000 and above from customers. Patel was working as a sweeper and domestic help while K Venkat Ramanna had come there as a customer. They have been brought to the police station and a case under section 3 and 4 of the Prevention of Immoral Trafficking Act (PITA) has been registered against them.