High-profile prostitution racket busted, 5 arrested

Hyderabad Police, on Sunday, busted a high-profile prostitution racket and “saved” two actresses. 5 people were arrested. A cash of around Rs 55,000 and a mobile phone have been seized by task force team, within 30 minutes of the raid.

Police identified the two actresses as Richa A. Saksena, who acted in Telugu movie “June 1:43” and Subhra Chatterjee, a Bengali TV serial actor.
Deputy Commissioner of Police P. Radhakishan Rao said simultaneous raids were conducted at two five-star hotels in upscale Banjara Hills in the early hours of Sunday.
The Commissioner’s Task Force, which conducted the raids on two rooms in Taj Deccan and Taj Banjara hotels, grabbed two ‘organizers’, who were identified as Monish Kadakia, casting director for Bollywood Telugu and Tamil films and D.Venkat Rao, a ‘brothel organizer’.
According to police, 24-year-old Richa, a resident of Mumbai and a small-time Bollywood actress, finding her roots from Gujarat’s Himatnagar district, was “liberated” from room no 328 of Taj Deccan, while 20-year-old Subhra, from West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas, West Bengal, was “rescued” from room no. 412, Taj Banjara.
Police said that Kadakia is a native of Mumbai, and casting director and event manager with contacts in Bollywood and Tollywood. He had booked the room in Taj Deccan by procuring upcoming actress Richa to attract the wealthy customers. They collected Rs. 30,000-50,000 from customers for such shameful acts.
Venkata Rao, a native of Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh, had booked the room in another hotel by “procuring” Bengali TV actress. Another organizer Janardhan alias Jani is on the run.
Busting of sex rackets are major breakthrough in curbing human trafficking. Recently, Goa police busted the sex racket in in Calangute, Goa. Two men were arrested while two women were rescued. Recently, A man and his daughter have been arrested in Haryana’s Yamunanagar for drugging and raping women on camera and then blackmailing them for money.

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