On Tuesday, Crime branch unit 10 busted an online flesh trade racket in Andheri and arrested 37-year old person who uses to run the racket. Two women who were forced into flesh trade were rescued.
According to the report, the accused roped in needy women and used to target rich people and foreign nationals through a ‘massage services’ website. The gang had posted mobile phone numbers on ‘massage republican.com’ to accept calls from customers.
The arrested accused has been identified as Jatun Mahadeo Yadav, a resident of Mahakali Caves in Andheri East. Police said that they got a tip from the sources about a flesh trade being operated on a website name ‘MassageRepublican.com’. Acting on the tip, the police visited the website and found a number flashing. After contacting that number, a meeting was set up at Hotel Skyway Inn in Andheri (E), near Saki Naka.
Later, police sent a decoy customer to the hotel where the main accused had come along with two women aged 21 and 30. After verifying that an illegal operation was underway, police officials immediately raided the hotel and arrested the accused and rescued the two women.
Sunil Mane,Senior inspector of Crime branch unit 10 said, “During the interrogation, it was revealed that Jadhav, an auto rickshaw driver, had lured in women with desperate need of money and promised to give them a cut of 30 per cent for every stint while he took the rest. We recovered cash worth Rs 17,500 and two SIM cards from Yadav.”
Police have registered a complain at Saki Naka police station under Prevention of Immoral Trafficking Act.