Police Commissioner Krishna Prakash said they had received information about foreigners operating prostitution racket from Vakratund building in Omkar Colony in Morya Park, Pimple Gurav, under the Sangvi police station.
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 to investigate the case.
“For the past 20 days, the social security cell had been working on the tip-off. After collecting concrete information, on Tuesday night we sent four decoy customers to the flat in Pimple Gaurav. We planned the raid after getting confirmation from the decoys,” an official told journalists.
The 12 rescued Nigerian women have been sheltered at the Rescue Foundation in Hadapsar, Pune after medical 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.