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Minor with fake Aadhaar rescued

Officials from Social Service Branch of the Mumbai Police on Tuesday night rescued two minor girls from flesh trade racket in Chembur. One of the girls was in possession of an Aadhaar card that stated her age to be 22 years when she was only 15 years old.

The police are now probing if the flesh trade syndicate was also instrumental in forging Aadhaar cards. According to the police, on receipt of information from anti-trafficking organisation International Justice Mission, a residence in Chembur was raided by the police and two girls forced into commercial sexual exploitation were rescued.

“We arrested two accused. Their accomplice, whose residence was used as a brothel, is on the run,” said a police officer. The accused have been booked under sections of IPC, Immoral Traffic Prevention and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Acts.