Published On : Tue, Mar 21st, 2017

Cops carry out biggest raid on Ganga Jamuna area, arrest over 95 sex workers, pimps, 48 ‘clients’


Nagpur: In one of the biggest actions of recent times, a team of cops, led by Lakadganj ACP Rina Janbandhu, on Tuesday afternoon raided the infamous Ganga Jamuna (Red Light) area and arrested over 95 sex workers and pimps. 48 ‘clients’ too were placed under arrest. The area is ‘famous’ for a host of brothels running flesh trade with impunity.

On Tuesday afternoon, a posse of policemen led by ACP Rina Janbandhu and personnel of Lakadganj Police Station descended on Ganga Jamuna. The Pachpaoli PI Narendra Hiwre was directed to be part of the raiding squad as Lakadganj PI was on leave. Till the filing of this report, the raiding cops had taken 95 sex workers, pimps and 48 customers under custody.

All the arrested accused were booked under Immoral Trafficking (Prevention) Act and other relevant Acts. Further investigations are underway. The raid was undertaken under the guidance of DCP Zone 3 Sambhaji Kadam.

Tunnels to hide girls:

The astonishing part of the raid was that cops discovered a number of tunnels dug up beneath the cots where at least 15-20 girls, some of them minors, were found hiding in the darker places. The pimps running the brothels hide the girls, mostly the minor ones, who are forced into flesh trade against their wish. The plan is to misguide the raiding cops about whereabouts of such girls.