BENGALURU: Using tweets as tip-offs, the South-East division police busted two human trafficking and prostitution rackets and arrested two persons, including a woman, and rescued five girls.
In Bommanahalli, under Mico Layout police station limits, Seema (35), a pimp was arrested, police said. Two girls, hailing from North India, were rescued. The police got the tip-off from a twitter user who sent the link of an online advertisement. The mobile number was listed and the police sent a decoy customer, who contacted Seema and later caught her red handed.
“Seema initially asked the decoy to come to Bhumika Circle and from there, he was directed to a flat around 7.30pm. Here, the decoy sent out a signal, based on which the cops raided the place and caught Seema,” the police officials said. Seema, a native of West Bengal, has been living in the city for the last 10 years, they added.
In a similar incident, Mohammad Ali, a 40 -year-old agent, was arrested for running a human trafficking and prostitution racket in a hotel situated in Whitefield police station limits. Two girls were rescued from the hotel, the police said.
The decoy customer asked him to come to Madiwala and then to Whitefield. The police later raided the hotel room and arrested one Sultan and rescued two girls. The rescued girls are aged between 25 to 29 years and are from Assam and Mumbai.
“The girls were brought here with the false promise of job and were forced into prostitution,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (South-East) Rohini Katoch Sepat.