7 Bangladeshi women held on prostitution charges

Nashik: Seven Bangladeshi women were on Wednesday arrested for allegedly being part of a prostitution racket that was operated from nearby Musalgaon industrial area, police said.

The arrests were made after police had busted a flesh trade racket from the area near Sinnar on Nashik-Pune highway earlier this month and detained 41 girls, they said.

It was revealed during investigation that the arrested girls are Bangladeshi nationals following which they were formally arrested, police said, adding one of them is a minor who was shifted to remand home.

Police had last week apprehended four Bangladeshi men for illegally staying in India without passports and running a human trafficking racket.

The women are identified as Ramoni Begam Jabarul Shaikh alias Ramoni Afsar Mina Shaikh (24, resident of Jadhabpur, Bangladesh), Begum Idadul Miritha alias Swati Badal Shaikh (28), Parvin Din Hussain Shaikh alias Parvin Azad Shaikh (25), Jalimmulla Bap Ahmedmulla alias Madhu Bikram Bishyap (20), Ruma Shaikh Mitaur Shaikh alias Runa Mina Shaikh (25), Nasrin Shaikh Sujan Shaikh alias Nasrin Tajali Shaikh (25).

According to police, four of the seven women arrested are wives of the Bangladeshi men nabbed last week.