In a shocking incident, the Social Service Branch of Mumbai Police on Thursday arrested three casting directors after they were allegedly planning to sell a minor girl for money.
In a statement, the Mumbai Police said, “The Social Service Branch of Mumbai Police arrested three people yesterday in a raid and rescued a 14-year-old girl. Preliminary investigation revealed that the perpetrators had fixed for the girl to be sold at Rs 3 lakhs.”
According to the information received from the police, the accused are allegedly identified as Ashish Patel, Mohammad Sheikh and Vinod Aneria. The accused people lured the victim by offering her a role in a TV serial, following which she had accepted the proposal. The police have not revealed much information in connection with the case yet.
“All the three accused are now booked under Sections 370, 366(A) and 34 of Indian Penal Code (IPC),” the statement added.