Sex racket busted, 44 women rescued - The New Indian Express

Sex racket busted, 44 women rescued

Published: 19th August 2013 07:39 AM

Last Updated: 19th August 2013 07:39 AM

A sex racket was busted in Bellary town with 35 people arrested and 44 women, including 23 minors, being rescued, a senior police official said Sunday.

“We raided a dozen hideouts in the town on a tip-off and arrested the accused, including three men and 32 sex workers while rescuing 21 women and 23 girls below 18 years, including three (minors) from Dhaka,” Superintendent of Police Chetan Singh Kishore said.

Bellary is around 300 km from here. Of the rescued women and minors, about 20 of them are from Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra while the remaining are from Belgaum and Bagalkot.

“The accused have been remanded in judicial custody till August 30 and cases have been registered against them,” Kishore said. The 23 minors were sent to Bal Bhavan in Bangalore, while the 21 women have been kept at Sreeniketan at Bellary.

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