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Five girls rescued from prostitution racket in Pune

A First Information Report (FIR) has been registered against the lodge owner Mohan Shekhar Shetty and agent Torikul Sirajuddin Dhalu

pune Updated: Feb 24, 2019 16:43 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Pune
Pune,prostitution racket,Five girls rescued
The rescued women have been rehabilitated to a shelter in Mundhwa(HT/PHOTO)

Acting on a tip-off received by Bhanupratap Barge, assistant commissioner of police (ACP) crime, a team led by Manisha Zende, police inspector of the social security cell, rescued five girls from a prostitution racket at Trishul lodge in Fursungi, on February 21.

A First Information Report (FIR) has been registered against the lodge owner Mohan Shekhar Shetty and agent Torikul Sirajuddin Dhalu, who hails from Bengal.They have been charged with offences under relevant sections of the Prevention of Immoral Trafficking Act (PITA). Of the girls rescued, two are from Mumbai, two hail from West Bengal and one is a Bangladeshi national.

The rescued women have been rehabilitated to a shelter in Mundhwa.

First Published: Feb 24, 2019 16:42 IST