Flesh racket busted: 3 held

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - HTNAVIMUMBAI - G MO­HI­UD­DIN JEDDY

NAVI MUM­BAI: The crime branch of­fi­cials raided Vaishali Lodge in Ma­hape MIDC on Mon­day and res­cued 4 women and ar­rested three touts, in­clud­ing the man­ager of the lodge, for run­ning a pros­ti­tu­tion racket at the lodge.

The raid came fol­low­ing in­struc­tions from po­lice com­mis­sioner He­mant Na­grale to take ac­tion against il­le­gal ac­tiv­i­ties tak­ing place in lodges. Vaishali Lodge is lo­cated in Ma­hape MIDC. Deputy com­mis­sioner of po­lice (crime) Dilip Sawant said, “A bo­gus cus­tomer was sent to the lodge on Mon­day.”

Po­lice ar­rested the lodge man­ager Mithun Pu­jari (27) and his as­so­ciate Di­waker Shetty (35) who works as a su­per­vi­sor. Also ar­rested was Rusiram Sharma (43) who works as a waiter.

In­formed Sawant, “Our team res­cued four women. They were taken in our cus­tody and then re­leased.”

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