Advertisement

HindustanTimes Fri,24 Oct 2014

Goa: Policeman arrested for abusing sex workers

PTI  Panaji, January 14, 2013
First Published: 19:24 IST(14/1/2013) | Last Updated: 19:29 IST(14/1/2013)

A head constable was today arrested in connection with the alleged sexual abuse of commercial sex workers, police said.

Advertisement

Waman Naik, a head constable with Goa police, along with another head constable Santosh Vengurlekar and constable Vijay Gaikwad, was suspended on December 6 last year after two commercial sex workers filed a complaint with the crime branch that the police personnel had exploited them.

The sex workers had alleged that they were sexually abused by the policemen in return of protection to their business and they also tried to extort money from them in 2010-11.

Naik was arrested after being produced before the Goa bench of Bombay high court, where he had filed the anticipatory bail petition.

"As the petition was supposed to be heard today, he came to withdraw it along with his lawyer and surrendered," police inspector (crime branch) Sunita Sawant said.

Naik would be produced before the court on Tuesday to seek his remand as his custodial interrogation is required, Sawant added.


Advertisement
more from India

Suicide bomber threat to Air India flights, four major airports on alert

Kochi International Airport in Kerala was put on high alert on Friday after threat received by the Airport Authority of India office in Kolkata. Soon after the alert, security was tightened in and around the airport.

Advertisement
Most Popular
Advertisement
Advertisement
Copyright © 2014 HT Media Limited. All Rights Reserved