Mumbai: Crime branch busts sex call centre in city, rescued 17 women

Mumbai: Crime branch busts sex call centre in city, rescued 17 women

The Mumbai crime branch is investigating whether the call centre has any link to sextortion rackets.

Staff ReporterUpdated: Tuesday, August 30, 2022, 09:47 PM IST
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Mumbai Crime Branch's unit 11 busted a phone and video sex call centre in city, which involved 17 women working there, out of which some were students. The crime branch arrested the owner of the call centre.

The police is investigating whether the call centre has any link to sextortion rackets.

“Based on a tip-off, we raided the call centre of Sea Link Media and Entertainment in Kaanchpada locality on Monday and rescued the women,” said DCP Sangram Nishandar.

The police arrested Brijesh Sharma from Dahisar, who was operating the call centre, which offered sex chat services, he said, adding that 19 mobile phones, 1 laptop and other materials were seized from the spot.

“As soon as the victims - people from across the country and abroad, registered themselves on the online application called ‘Chamet’, they would come in contact with women who would have sex chats and video calls with them and then take money via digital payments,” added the DCP.

According to the police, Sharma who has completed his education upto graduation level, was affiliated to Sea Link Media and Entertainment. He would use pseudo names for himself (Sean Williams) and for the women who would work for him during the chats and video calls.

The police are probing the number of people who registered themselves for these services and others involved in the crime, added the police.

The accused has been booked under Indian Penal Code (IPC) section 294 (punishment for obscene acts or words in public).

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