Mumbai: Police on Tuesday claimed to have busted a
prostitution racket involving foreigners with the arrest of
three men and rescued an Uzbek woman and a small-time Telugu
film actress here today.
After a tip-off that a flesh trade involving young
female foreigners and Indian actors was being operated in the
city, sleuths, posing as customers approached the trio who
worked as pimps, police said.
The three men -- identified as Lalgeeta Nunnumandal,
Ganesh Neeromandal and Samshad Ahmed Khan -- had arrived along
with the two women outside the Grand Hyatt hotel in Kalina at
about 2 AM.
The trio was arrested there, and the 20-year-old
Uzbekistan national and the 22-year-old actress-cum-model, who
claimed to have acted in several Telugu movies, were rescued,
DR Gamore, inspector at Vakola police station said.
The trio claimed that they had foreign as well as Indian
women working for them and used to charge anything between Rs
50,000 to Rs 60,000 for a foreigner and Rs 40,000 for an
Indian woman, Gamore said.
The Uzbek woman and the actress, who hails from Andhra
Pradesh, have been sent to remand home, where they would be
counselled before sending them to their respective homes, he