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Two actresses rescued from prostitution after Hyd cops bust racket, arrest 2

The arrests were made during raids on two five-star hotels in posh Banjara Hills area late on Saturday night, police said.

india Updated: Dec 17, 2017 22:06 IST
Press Trust of India, Hyderabad
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Hyderabad Police on Sunday arrested two persons, including a film casting director, for allegedly running a sex racket and rescued two women, both of whom police said are actors.

Deputy commissioner of Police (Task Force) P Radhakishan Rao said that police raided two hotels in Panjagutta and Banjara Hills on Saturday night and apprehended Monish Kadakia (56) and D Venkat Rao (40).

Kadakia, the official said, was a casting director who has worked in Hindi, Telugu and Tamil movies and is also an event organiser in the Hindi film industry.

He said one of the women rescued hails from Mumbai and acts in Telugu movies while the other is a resident of West Bengal’s North 24 Paraganas and acts in Bengali television serials.

The officer added that police had recovered Rs 55,000 in cash, three mobile phones and one car from the possession of the two accused.

He said that the two accused had been booked under relevant sections of the Prevention of Immoral Trafficking Act (PITA) and a probe was underway.

First Published: Dec 17, 2017 19:33 IST