IPL cheerleader arrested on prostitution charges

Published: Oct 18, 2012, 11:42 IST | A Correspondent

A cheerleader attached with an IPL team owned by a Bollywood star was arrested in the city for involvement in a prostitution racket.

The accused has been identified as Sana Manish Chirawala (22), who worked as a cheerleader during the IPL matches. Sana was arrested by the Social Security Cell (SSC) of the Pune Police on charges of prostitution. She was picked up from five-star hotel by a team led by PI Bhanupratap Barge at around 4.30 pm yesterday.

Besides Sana, her local agent Seema Jagtap was also been arrested. The police claim Sana used to charge Rs 1.5 lakh per customer, per night, which is excluding hotel and other charges.

“We have booked her under Sections 4, 5 and 8 of the Prevention of Immoral Trafficking Act. Also, a case has been registered against her and Jagtap at Koregaon Park police station. A decoy was sent to meet Sana, following which she was taken into custody,” Barge said.

Sana managed to get in touch with Jagtap through a contact in Mumbai. The police have gathered data from her cell phone which indicates that also went abroad to conduct her activities.

In another case, the SSC registered a case against Hotel Yogiraj on Alandi road and arrested the hotel manager on charges of carrying out prostitution on the premises. The police have rescued three minors girls and woman during the raid. A case has been registered at Vishrantwadi police station. 

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