Sex racket busted in Andheri flat, Woman arrested

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The Versova Police conducted a raid on Sunday and held a 23-year old woman who was running a prostitution racket from a rented Mhada flat in Andheri (West), reported DNA.

The raid was conducted by a police team with the help of Indian Rescue Mission, an NGO that provided the initial information in this regard that the accused Rekha Vaishnav was running the racket and faking the society that she is running a film production house which recruits aspiring actors.

“In an apartment located near Lokhandwala Circle, the pimp, a lady, owned a production house named VR Entertainment Event and Production. The firm used to lure aspiring models and actors to come and get a break in Bollywood. The victims were later asked to work as a commercial sex worker (CSW), after which half of the money earned was taken by the pimp herself,” DNA quoted president of the NGO James Varghese as saying.

Acting on a tip-off, Joint Commissioner of Police (law and order) Deven Bharti formed a team — comprising the deputy commissioner of police (Zone IX) Satyanarayan Choudhary, Versova Police senior inspector Kiran Kale and inspector DS Patil — that raided the place after planning a trap and arrested Vaishnav, who claimed herself as the manager of VR Entertainment Event and Production.

The police got to know through the society that Vaishnnav had rented the flat from one Taj Mohammed.

Two officers posing as customers were sent to the flat and Rs 20,000 cash was paid for two women. The place was raided after the duo alerted the team that was waiting outside.

The investigating officers have found names of many high-profile customers were found in the documents recovered from VR Entertainment’s office, reported Mid-day.

The girls were brought from Gujarat and Delhi and Vaibhav used to prepared the girls for nude photo shoots and sent the photos to customers through WhatsApp. After the customer chose the girl, Vaishnav decided the price.

Over 100 photos of different models, most of them from different parts of the country were found by Police. The investigation has revealed that businessmen and known faces from Bollywood were in touch with the accused.

Vaishnav is charged under Section 370 Indian Penal Code (buying or disposing of any person as a slave) and under Prevention of Immoral Trafficking Act (PITA).

Wefornews Bureau

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