[Stop-traffic] News/India: Prostitution racket in five-star

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Subject: [Stop-traffic] News/India: Prostitution racket in five-star
From: Melanie Orhant (morhant@igc.org)
Date: Mon Sep 18 2000 - 11:04:25 EDT

Source: Times of India
June 11, 2000

Prostitution racket in five-star
               hotels busted

               CRIME LOGOCrime Correspondent

               BANGALORE: City Central Crime Branch sleuths raided a
               posh hotel in Majestic area on Saturday and busted a
               prostitution racket. A couple, wanted by police on charges of
               running brothels in several places including five-star hotels
               the city, were arrested along with three girls.

               On a tip-off, the police team, led by Crime Branch ACP S.P.
               Naik and Inspector J.A. Nowshad, raided several rooms in
               the hotel and caught the three girls from Mumbai and the
               couple, Nirmala and Bharath.

               The couple had been accused of selling girls to the children
               of KAS officers two years ago in a five-star hotel on Race
               Course Road. A case is pending in the Highgrounds police

               Nirmala and Bharath escaped when police raided a house in
               R.T. Nagar six months ago. They operated from several
               residential localities and deluxe hotels in the city. Their
               clientele comprised prominent businessmen, bureaucrats and
               their children along with politicians, police said.
Melanie Orhant
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