Sex racket: Techie among three held
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The Social Security Cell of Pune police crime branch has arrested three woman including a 22-year-old software engineer who received her education at Sydney in Australia. Police said she works at a film production house in Mumbai on a salary of around Rs 65,000 a month.
The other two include a 21-year-old beautician from Mumbai and a 62-year-old woman identified as A H Somaiya, a resident of Himalayan Heights, Wadala.
Acting on a tip-off, police laid a trap with the help of a decoy and nabbed the three near Nucleus Mall on Friday evening.
Police have arrested the trio under Sections of the Prevention of Immoral Trafficking Act (PITA). They were produced before the magistrate on Saturday and were remanded in police custody for three days.
The 22-year-old suspect reportedly told the police that she did BE (Information Technology) at Sydney and was working with a film production house at Lokhandwala Complex in Mumbai. She joined sex trade just 10 days ago to earn easy money, she reportedly told police. While her beautician aide has been involved in flesh trade for the past few months, it is suspected that Somaiya brought girls from Mumbai to Pune and Lonavala for prostitution.
The investigation team comprised inspector Bhanupratap Barge, sub-inspector Ashwini Jagtap, constables Dattatraya Nikam, Shashikant Shinde, Ajit Dhumal, Sampat Bhagat, Ganesh Jagtap, Sohanlal Chutele, Sandip Holkar, Damyanti Jagdale, Krishna Machare, Deepak Jade.
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