Chennai: Two persons allegedly forcing women into prostitution have been detained under the stringent Goondas Act, police said on Monday.
Ilavarasan and Satya were arrested recently in different incidents by the Anti-Vice Squad of the police and have been detained under the Goondas Act for repeatedly carrying out flesh trader by forcing women into it, an official release here said.
Five others were also arrested and a total of 11 women, including those from other states, were rescued from them and sent to a government home, it said.
The accused had had forced the employment-seeking women into prostitution by promising opportunities in Tamil cinema and TV serials, and had operated in posh localities like Vadapalani, it said.
A special AVS team was formed on the directions of City Police Commissioner S George upon receiving information about the said persons to nab them, it added.