Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Woman kingpin of Goa sex racket held from Mumbai
PANAJI: A 35-year-old woman was arrested from Mumbai on the charges of allegedly running a prostitution racket in the coastal state, police said on Wednesday.
A team of Goa Police, led by deputy superintendent of police Sammy Tavares and police inspector Uttam Raut Desai, on Tuesday apprehended Shahin Pathan from the suburban Nalasopara in Thane district adjoining Mumbai, they said.
Shahin, who is termed as a kingpin of the racket, used to lure Mumbai-based girls under the guise of providing them jobs in casinos and in dance bars in Goa, police said.
These girls were later forced into prostitution through an organised inter-state racket, they said.
The accused could be nabbed after a 25-year-old woman, who managed to escape from the clutches of the racketeers, spilled beans on the flesh trade.
The accused was brought to Goa on Wednesday morning and was being presented before a court for remand, added police.