The police said that they have arrested two agents from a five star hotel and booked them under Prevention of Immoral Trafficking Act.
The police laid a trap was laid at a Juhu-based hotel at around 2 am on Sunday and arrested Karan Milwani and Gopal Mandal for forcing two women into flesh trade.
The police said that they sent the two women to a rehabilitation centre after they were rescued. Police also added that the aspiring model had graduated from an aviation academy and was trained for the job of an air hostess.
After the police received a tip-off about the sex racket, police officials were sent as decoy customers to Mandal, who agreed to provide girls to them. He told them that he could arrange a Russian girl for Rs 20,000 and an Indian girl for Rs 25,000.
After the deal between the decoy customers and Mandal was made, two police officers reached the hotel in plain clothes and waited for Mandal.
Later, Mandal and Milwani arrived in the hotel and accepted Rs 45,000 for the two girls and took the two decoy customers to the rooms were the women were waiting.
After the police officers reached the room, they revealed their real identities and rescued the girls, while the accused were arrested after a brief chase.
Mumbai: The Mumbai police on Sunday busted a prostitution racket at a suburban Juhu hotel, involving a girl of Russian origin and an aspiring model from Jharkhand.
First Published: Sunday, September 23, 2012, 22:53