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Mumbai: Sex racket in highway lodge busted

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Bhayandar: After a long gap, sleuths of the Thane (rural) police resumed their crackdown on notorious lodges, which are involved in flesh trade activities. Though the lodge identified as Sai Residency comes under the jurisdiction of the Kashimira police station, it was raided on Sunday by the in-charge of the Naya Nagar police station.

Acting on a tip-off on the immoral activities, a team led by Senior PI Vaibhav Shingare and police inspector (crime) Nigam under the instructions of SP Dr Mahesh Patil, a decoy was sent. After confirmation of the activities cops swooped down on the lodge, located on the highway. While six girls were rescued, the manager of the lodge was held under relevant sections of the Prevention of Immoral Trade Act. The raid has put questions on the patrolling of the Kashimira police station under whose jurisdiction the lodge was being operated without any fear of the law. However, the move by the SP is being seen as an intelligent attempt for more transparency.