Police have busted a prostitution racket in Maharashtra’s Thane district and arrested a lodge owner for allegedly allowing such activities in his premises, the police said on Sunday.
Based on a tip-off, officials of the Ulhasnagar crime unit’s anti-human trafficking cell raided the lodge located in Ashole village in Vitthalwadi area on Friday, police spokesperson Jaimala Wasave said.
Five women were rescued from the premises and sent to a rehabilitation home, the official said.
The premises owner was arrested and a case was registered against him under relevant sections, the police added.
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