Sex rackets are on rise in Goa in the recent times with Goa police busting an inter-state high-profile sex racket involving some actors and models a couple of months back and now the women’s police cell busted a prostitution racket on Thursday and rescued 3 women’s who were forced into the illicit trade and arrested two pimps involved in the racket. According to the police, the rescued women were brought from Kolkata and Mumbai in the garb of employing them at massage and beauty parlor and were later pushed into prostitution by sending them to the houses of customers for massage and also sex trade. Read the complete report here.
According to the sources, police inspector Loveleen Dias, upon receiving information, set up a trap by sending a decoy. The Margao Women Police cell along with the Margao Police conducted the raid near KFC restaurant and arrested Mahendra Singh Kharbanda and Vinod Kumar, who were in a Swift car, both natives of Delhi, but presently residing at Candolim who are the pimps and used to run the trade.
The women police have confirmed that these girls were brought to Goa on the pretext of offering jobs at the beauty parlor, but were pushed into prostitution. The women are in the age group of 24 to 28 and were rescued during this raid. Two of the rescued women are from Kolkata and the third is from Mumbai. According to the sources, Bailancho Ekvott convenor Auda Viegas told that these women were brought from Candolim and Calangute and were rescued by laying a trap. “Cross massage is banned in Goa and even after this, several women are being brought to the State and pushed into the illegal trade. This needs a thorough inquiry,” Auda said.
This racket has been reportedly supplying girls to various hotels. It is also known that this racket was operated through the internet and had a lot of influence in South Goa.