A day after the Bombay high court refused to grant relief to two sisters detained during a raid on an Andheri eatery and sent to a reform home, the Mazgaon metropolitan magistrate court gave their custody to their family on Wednesday.
However, it found substance in the police’s suspicion that a prostitution ring was operating from Masala Curry restaurant raided by a team led by ACP Vasant Dhoble on June 5. Besides rescuing 11 women, the police had arrested five men including the host of the party, Mohan Tolani. The magistrate court withheld the release of two minors as it doubted the identities of their custodians.
The women had said they were attending a birthday party, but the court found the claim dubious. “Most victims said Tolani calls them regularly for parties, promising he would introduce them to producers and directors,” the court order stated.