Flesh racket busted: 3 held
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.”