The Social Security Wing of Crime Branch on Tuesday busted a sex racket and arrested a bungalow owner and two other men on charges of pushing girls into flesh trade. Two girls, including a minor, were rescued by the Crime Branch from the spot and sent to rehabilitation centre. Police did not rule out more arrests in this connection.
The Crime Branch of Nagpur Police received a tip-off from an informant that Kishore Jagyasi was using his bungalow, located at Madhav Nagari, Isasani, for flesh trade. The tip-off further said that two other men Nitesh Suresh Puri and Raju Shyamrao Meshram were in business of luring the girls with easy and huge money and sending the girls to the bungalow for flesh trade. After confirming the tip-off, a team of policemen led by Senior Police Inspector B M Powar, Senior API Amita Jaipurkar raided the bungalow and rescued the two girls including a minor from the spot. The cops also arrested the bungalow owner Kishore Jagyasi, Nitesh Puri (20), tenant of Ankush Shende, Wardha Road, near Khapri Check Post and Raju Meshram (45), resident of Vinoba Nagar, Isasani. Preliminary probe revealed that the three accused were running the sex racket and for their own financial benefit luring the needy girls with huge money. The lured girls were later pushed into flesh trade.
The Crime Branch registered an offence under Sections 3, 4, 5, 7 of Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, 1956.
The raid was conducted under the directives of S K Tarvade, Additional Police Commissioner, Crime Branch, DCP Deepali Masirkar and ACP Nilesh Raut.