Mumbai, August 18: Mumbai police on Saturday busted a sex racket in suburban Vile Parle. The Mumbai crime branch raided a spa in the area and rescued six girls. The police raided Thai Villa following inputs from their sources. A case has been registered against the spa owners. Sex Racket Run On WhatsApp Busted by Maharashtra Police in Palghar, 4 Women Arrested.
According to a report published in India Today, all the six victims were from Thailand. The spa owners - Shura Khan and Sumit Singhania were later arrested. In the investigation, the police found that the spa owners and the manager were running a prostitution racket. Prostitution Racket Busted: Bollywood Choreographer Gets Arrested For Forcing Female Dancers in Sex Trafficking.
The crime branch also seized Rs 1.23 lakh, a laptop, a swipe machine and some documents from the spa. A case has been registered under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Prevention of Immoral Trafficking Act (PITA). The victims possessed tourist and business visas.
Earlier in June this year, the Mumbai police busted a sex racket in neighbouring Raigad district. Nine people were also arrested by the police during the raid. Police had received a tip-off that the racket operated from two bungalows in Alibag town.