Nagpur: Alerted by the Nagpur Today report on the thriving prostitution profession being carried out slyly at the stretch from Laxmi Talkies to Anand Talkies in city, the higher police officials to the matter seriously and ordered a crackdown on the flesh trade. A team of Crime Branch’s Social Security Wing led by Police Inspector Deepak Khobragade and Dhantoli Police Station personnel raided the place and apprehended three women. The cops also launched a hunt to nab others involved in the crime. The three accused women were booked under Sections 110, 117 of IPC.
It is pertinent to recall that Nagpur Today had flashed a report titled “Alert Nagpur! Sex trade spreads at alarming pace, Crime emerges in new face!” wherein it was stated that ‘Red light areas in Nagpur are not limited to specific locality now, thanks to the lack of police alertness, corruption and high demand for sex! Many of city by lanes are alarmingly being marred by the age old profession of prostitution, being operated in notoriously professional manner. You would be shocked to know that young college students have surfaced as big time consumers in the found den of this trade. In a highly concealed operation, Nagpur Today has conducted a detailed investigation on the city’s thriving sex trade and found out shocking results. It is learnt that more women from the considerably dignified families have now landed into prostitution owing to the lure of making quick money. Another telling factor that emerged from the trend is the rapid change in lifestyle, urge to splurge on shopping and hi-end gadgets that has been prompting more and more young girls to take up this trade as a ‘part time’ affair. The recent spurt in city’s crime rate has something, if not everything, to do with this trend. The unabated rise in unorganized sex operatives has signaled the crime situation in the city. Sources said the most of the sex rackets are running on freewill just because of the alleged connivance with the cops.
Nagpur Today correspondents visited few areas of the city and were shocked to see what fell before their eyes. Every morning from 11 am to 6 pm, the stretch from Laxmi Talkies to Anand Talkies under Sitabuldi police station turns into a platform for ‘display’. Young girls routinely crowd this place in search of their ‘prospective’. Another shocking fact that glaringly comes out of this scene is that most of these women belong to good middle class families. They reportedly leave home on the pretext of going to work which they usually project as working in some clinic, fetching lunch boxes and similar other odd jobs except the real one….’
The explosive report apparently woke up the city cops with a jolt and forced to act in a tougher way.