The Pune crime branch of India has arrested two women agents and rescued two Bangladeshi women, who were forced into prostitution.
The police have identified the suspects as Puja Mahadev Kamble (20) of Sai Chowk, Pimpri and Puja Lalchand Harjani (32) of River road, Pimpri. The social security cell of the Pune crime branch led by senior inspector Sanjay Nikam made the arrest.
Nikam told that police constable attached to the social security cell Ajit Dhumal had received a tip-off that two Bangladeshi women were involved in prostitution in Pimpri area. “We sent a decoy customer to Pimpri and after getting confirmation we raided the spot in Pimpri,” Nikam said, reports ToI.
He said that during interrogation, the women admitted that they were brought to Pune from Bangladesh on the promise of a good job and were forced into the prostitution. “We have booked three suspects including a woman in this regard,” Nikam said.
He said that the police have arrested two women, who had forced the two Bangladeshi women into the prostitution. “A case in this regard has been registered with the Pimpri police station under Prevention of Immoral Trafficking Act (PITA),” Nikam said.
The investigating team comprised assistant inspector Ashwini Jagtap, sub-inspector Jyoti Rajeshirke, police constables Damayanti Jagdale, Vaishali Jadhav, Anuradha Thombare and Ganesh Jagtap.