Mumbai: Transgender held for operating sex racket; 5 women rescued

PTIUpdated: Tuesday, July 13, 2021, 10:11 AM IST
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A 35-year-old transgender was arrested by police who busted a trafficking racket and rescued five women from Nehru Nagar locality in suburban Vile Parle, an official said.

On a tip-off, police picked up the transgender who led the police to a small room where five women were lodged, he said.

The accused used to push women into prostitution work for money, he said.

A case was registered under the Indian Penal Code and the Prevention of Immoral Trafficking Act (PITA), the official added.

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