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Prostitution racket busted at lodge in Lohegaon

The illegal flesh trade came to light during a raid by the city police at Torna Lodging located near Torna Hotel, Porwal road in Lohegaon area of Pune.  

pune Updated: May 13, 2018 16:25 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Pune
The police recovered cash worth Rs 35,000, seven mobile phones, the lodge register, account books and other items from the lodge.
The police recovered cash worth Rs 35,000, seven mobile phones, the lodge register, account books and other items from the lodge.(HT REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
         

Four men were booked for running a prostitution racket and four women were rescued from a hotel in Lohegaon, Pune on Friday. The illegal flesh trade came to light during a raid by the city police at Torna Lodging located near Torna Hotel, Porwal road in Lohegaon area.  

Among the four women rescued, two are from West Bengal while the other two are from Maharashtra, according to the police. They were sent to a rehabilitation home in Mohammadwadi area near Hadapsar. The raid happened a day after a woman named Priya Jadhav, 21, was arrested and two minor girls were rescued from prostitution from the Warje Malwadi area.

The four booked men were identified as Deepak alias Dipendra Govindi Prasad, 27; Bhimmrao Mahendra Dohre, 20, the helper at the lodge; Manoj Prabhudayal Dohre, 29, the manager of the lodge; and Dagdu Sudam Khandve, the owner of the lodge. Deepak, Bihmmrao and Manoj are all residents of Bhind region of Madhya Pradesh and Dagdu is a resident of Harantale vasti in Lohegaon.  

The police recovered cash worth Rs 35,000, seven mobile phones, the lodge register, account books and other items from the lodge. The raid was carried out jointly by the Social Security Cell and Vimantal police officials. Sachin Kadam, police naik, received information that a man, identified only as Deepak, was facilitating prostitution at the lodge.  

Manoj and Bhinrao Dohre were arrested by the police during the raid. The police are on a lookout for the two others.  

The four were booked under Sections 3, 4, 5 of Immoral Trafficking Prevention Act, 1956 and Sections 370, 370(a) and 34 of the Indian Penal code (IPC) at the Vimantal police station.

First Published: May 13, 2018 16:24 IST

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