Telangana cops rescued 656 women: NCRB

More than 20 per cent of prostitution cases reported in 2014 were from AP and TS
Hyderabad: Flesh trade is flourishing in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana with the police of both states recording the second highest number of immoral trafficking cases in the country. National Crime Record Bureau data revealed that more than 20 per cent of prostitution cases reported in India in 2014 were from both these states.
Hyderabad, Cyberabad, Vijayawada, and Visakhapatnam have people running high profile sex rackets in these cities with Tollywood junior artistes and models from other cities.
According to National Crime Record Bureau, Telangana police registered as many as 622 cases under nine sections of Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, while AP police registered 652 cases. Only Tamil Nadu police registered more number of cases than Telangana and Andhra Pradesh last year.
The NCRB data also revealed that the Andhra Pradesh police rescued as many as 820 victim women from sex rackets while Telangana police rescued 656 women.
However, senior police officials say the busted cases are just the tip of the iceberg, as several other discrete rackets are operating in the state escaping police vigil.
According to sources, most of the agents, who run high profile rackets, bring young women from Kolkata, Mumbai, and Delhi to Hyderabad for a short durations according to the needs of clients.
“They operate in rented flats in posh areas to avoid the police radar. Since the business happen in a closed group, it’s very difficult for police to get any information,” said an ex-pimp.
Most of the pimps in Hyderabad and Cyberabad are repeat offenders. They secure bail months after being arrested under the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, and continue to run their racket in a different location.
In order to keep them inside the prison, Hyderabad police officials have now started booking cases against the agents, including women, under the Goonda Act. “We have arrested two women agents, Gapu Rani, 42, and Madireddy Jaya Laxmi, 45, under the PD Act. They both are repeat offenders having been involved in at least four cases in the last five years,” said Panjagutta Inspector S. Mohan.
( Source : deccan chronicle )
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