Bureaucrat’s ex-wife nabbed in prostitution case
MUMBAI: The Kherwadi police recently arrested the ex-wife of a senior government official in a prevention of immoral trafficking case.
The accused, Deepali Rajendra Bhosale, was running Amoha Spa near MIG club. On March 14, social service (SS) branch of Mumbai police raided the premises. They rescued five girls who were being forced into prostitution and arrested two customers in the case.
The police was inquiring about her details and they traced her on Monday. The police said that she was running a prostitution business from her beauty parlour to avoid suspicion. The SS branch recently learnt about the illegal activities at parlour and raided the premises after sending a decoy.
Bhosale told the police that she and her husband had seperated two years ago. The husband is posted in Pune and was the personal secretary of a senior minister in Maharashtra.
Police zero in on prostitution racket
MUMBAI: The police have stumbled upon a prostitution racket while investigating the recent rape of a minor girl in the MLA hostel behind Mantralaya.
An investigating officer claimed, “Lakshmi alias Jolly, who was arrested with Dharmesh Runwal in the rape case, was running a prostitution racket in the city.” The police said Lakshmi claimed to be Runwal’s wife although this was still to be verified.
Police bust prostitution racket in beauty parlours, arrest four
The Ahmedabad Detection of Crime Branch (DCB), in its largest crackdown on prostitution so far, raided nine beauty parlours in West Ahmedabad on Saturday for allegedly operating a prostitution racket.
Four parlours near the Income Tax office at Ashram Road, one at Nava Wadaj and four near Management Enclave at Vastrapur were raided late in the evening. At Ashram Road, parlours like Welcome, Apollo, Manushi and one at Agarwal Centre and Viraj in Nava Wadaj were raided.
The police had arrested four persons when the reports last came in. They have been identified as Sanjay Joshi, Sanjay Wadang, Rashmi Patel and Maya Gangnani. A total of 29 girls (reportedly call girls) were found from the parlours at the time of raid.
Assistant Commissioner of Police (Crime) Usha Rada said: “We had prior information about the beauty parlours being involved in prostitution. We made a team of three deputy superintendents of police, three police inspectors of Crime Branch and two from the Vigilance Committee. The parlour owners are under arrest. The girls working in the parlours have been taken for interrogation. We have recorded the statements of the clients of these parlours.”
Earlier, the DCB had raided seven spots in two months in 2008 and arrested proprietors of beauty parlours and guesthouses. Rada added, “Several people were arrested in 2008. This is the first such raid this year.”
Sources said that more raids and arrests are likely to follow late in the night.
3 couples arrested in police raid on Ring Road hotel
Ahmedabad: The Satellite police raided Mona Hotel at 150ft Ring Road and arrested three couples from ‘couple rooms’ on Saturday.
Inspector M H Vasani, who led the raid, said: “The hotel used to discreetly run seven to eight couple rooms, which were used by people for illegal activities. Three couples, two married and one unmarried were arrested on the spot. The owner, Anappa Jawarappa, has been booked under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code Section.”
Following her interrogation, the police raided the Sona beauty parlour in Borivli (east) which was allegedly being used as a brothel. “The rape victim was also forced to work in this shady parlour after the rape incident on August 8,” the officer said. The police have now arrested Saroj Thakur, the owner of the parlour.