Published On : Sun, Oct 14th, 2018

Crime Branch busts sex racket in Ganeshpeth

Nagpur: Social Security Wing of the Crime Branch busted a sex racketatBarbieSaloon& BridalMakeupStudio, near Gandhisagar in Ganeshpeth area and rescued four teenage girls, besides arresting a pimp on Saturday.

Cops arrested Lokesh Rohiniprasad Mishra (33), a resident of Plot No 85, Nara, Jaripatka, and booked saloon owner Anjali Shah (25) for operating the sex racket. Crime Branch officers received information thatfleshtradewas flourising at BarbieSaloonunder the garb of massage parlour and Spa.On the basis of the information, Crime Branch officers sent a decoy customer to Barbie Saloon.

After accepting money from the decoy customer, Lokesh Mishra provided a girl and asked him to go with her in a room. The decoy customerthen signalled the police team waiting nearby. The team raided the saloon and caught Lokesh red-handed, besides rescuring the four girls.

Of the four teenage girls rescued, one is from Gondia. Two of them are college students. An offence under Sections 370, 34 of the Indian Penal Code, read with Sections 3,4, 5 and 7 of Prevention of Immoral Trafficking Act, has been registered against Lokesh Mishra and Anjali Shah at Ganeshpeth Police Station.

The raid was conductedby SeniorPIMeena Jagtap, API SanjeevaniThorat, PSI Smita Sonwane, and others under the supervision of DCP (Detection) Sambhaji Kadam.