Monday, September 19, 2005

Prostitution racket in dy SP's house

TIMES NEWS NETWORK
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2005 01:23:52 AM ]

BANGALORE: The city police busted prostitution racket run from posh houses in upscale localities like Koramangala and Banashankari on Friday and arrested 16 persons, including bar girls from Mumbai and Darjeeling.

In search for a police officer's relative, who ran a brothel from his uncle's house, the police raided a house in Koramangala and arrested seven persons, including six girls from Darjeeling.

They seized Rs 64,480 in cash along with cellphones and other valuables. The arrested include Rekha, Anjali, Priyanka, Sombha Asha and Rajesh, who operated from the house belonging to a deputy SP in Koramangala.

The owner of the brothel identified as Mukesh, a relative of the deputy SP who ran it under the pretext of a massage parlour, is absconding.

In another raid, Banashankari police arrested nine persons including four customers from a house in Banashankari's Banagiri Nagar.

Among the arrested are four bar girls ­ Jyothi, Payal, Kavitha and Ruby ­ who had come to the city in search of employment after the closure of dance bars in Mumbai.

The police seized Rs 18,000 in cash along with cellphones, TV and VCR. Investigations revealed that the customers included businessmen and the girls sometimes accompanied their customers to Goa, Ooty and other places.

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