Mumbai Crime: Actor held, 3 women rescued as prostitution racket busted

Published: 25 October, 2020 15:04 IST | PTI | Mumbai

Acting on a tip-off that the racket involved struggling actors and belly dancers, Unit 12 of the Crime Branch sent a decoy customer and set a deal for three women for a consideration of Rs 10.5 lakh

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The Mumbai Crime Branch busted a prostitution racket by arresting a small-time film actor and rescued three women who have played roles in television serials, an official said on Saturday.

Acting on a tip-off that the racket involved struggling actors and belly dancers, Unit 12 of the Crime Branch sent a decoy customer and set a deal for three women for a consideration of Rs 10.5 lakh, added the official.

Later, a team led by senior inspector Mahesh Tawade raided a five-star hotel in Goregaon on Friday afternoon and made the arrest. A case has been registered under IPC and Prevention of Immoral Trafficking Act and Vanrai police station is conducting further probe.

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