Three Held Under Goondas Act for Running Sex Racket in Chennai

Published: 17th May 2015 11:30 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th May 2015 11:30 PM   |  A+A-


CHENNAI: Three persons, including a woman, arrested recently for allegedly running a sex racket in the city, were booked under the stringent Goondas Act, police said.

Krishna Kumar, 26, of Bengaluru, Veerababu, 32, of Andhra Pradesh and 47-year-old Kamalatha from Kanyakumari, were arrested last week and lodged in Puzhal Central jail here.

As the three accused had served jail term thrice in the past for the same offence, they were detained under the Goondas Act, under which bail cannot be obtained for a minimum period of one year, a police release said.

Acting on a tip off, a special police team had nabbed the three from different locations in the city and rescued six women forced into prostitution.

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