India Police bust prostitution racket, rescue 12 Nigerian women

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team Pimpri Chinchwad Security Cell (SSC) in Maharashtra’s Pune have busted a massive sex racket and 12 Nigerian girls forced into prostitution.

Four Nigerian were arrested during the raid conducted Tuesday night, February 2, for allegedly running the prostitution racket.

Commissioner Krishna Prakash said they had received about foreigners operating prostitution racket Vakratund building in Omkar Colony in Morya Park, Pimple Gurav, under the Sangvi police station.

Acting the tip-off, four men acting as decoy customers visited the apartment and found that a prostitution racket being run there by Nigerian nationals.

Accordingly, SSC’s Senior Police Inspector Vitthal Kubde formed a team with police officers Assistant Police Inspector Nilesh Waghmare and Police Sub Inspector Dhairyasheel Solanke investigate the case.

A raid conducted and 16 Nigerian were taken into police custody during the raid, of which 12 were released. Valuables worth Rs 82,920 seized from their possession during the raid.

“For the past 20 days, the security cell had been working the tip-off. After collecting concrete , Tuesday night we sent four decoy customers the flat in Pimple Gaurav. We planned the raid after getting confirmation from the decoys,” an official told journalists.

The 12 Nigerian have been sheltered at the Rescue Foundation in Hadapsar, Pune after examination. The police are verifying the passports and visas of the women and further investigation is underway.

The action was taken under the guidance of Commissioner of Police Krishna Prakash, Additional Commissioner of Police Ramnath Pokale, and Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime) Sudhir Hiremath by a team led by ACP Prerna Katte and Senior Police Inspector Kubde.