19 March,2023 11:54 AM IST | Mumbai | PTI
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Police have arrested a 27-year-old man at Nalasopara in Maharashtra*s Palghar district on the charge of forcing women into prostitution, an official said on Sunday.
The arrest was made by the officials of the Anti-Human Trafficking Cell (AHTC) of the Nalasopara unit of the Mira Bhayandar-Vasai Virar police commissionerate on March 15, he said.
"Acting on a tip-off that a man was forcing women into sex racket, the police laid a trap at Range Naka in Nalasopara and arrested him," senior inspector Santosh Chowdhary of the AHTC said.
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Based on the information provided by him, the police conducted a raid at a local mall and rescued two women from the sex racket, he said.
An offence under sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act was registered at Valiv police station against the accused, the police official said.
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