POLICE RESCUE TWO MINORS FROM FAMILY-BASED PROSTITUTION

MUMBAI- (11 April 2018) The Chembur Police Station under the supervision of Senior Police Inspector Jayprakash Bhosle conducted a rescue outside the Bombay Golf Club Main Gate, where a 26 year old woman had brought her younger sister and cousin to be solicited to customers for the purpose of prostitution. The rescue is the second of its kind conducted by the local police station this week, where they intercepted the transaction between the pimp and the decoy customer through a planned raid operation and found the victims to be from Bedia Community.

The Senior Police Inspector, Mr. Bhosle acted as the Special Police Officer under the Immoral Traffic Prevention Act to conduct a planned warrantless raid (under section 15) on receiving information about the woman from human rights organization International Justice Mission.

Through this rescue two young girls belonging to the Bedia Community of Rajasthan, potentially between the ages of 14-17 years have been rescued from community based prostitution and one female accused who was the pimp has been arrested. The Bedia community of Rajasthan, expects girls to maintain family tradition and prostitute themselves.

The police have lodged a complaint against the accused under sections 370 (3), (4), 370A and 372 (for trafficking of minors) of the Indian Penal Code, section 4 and 5 (for living on the earnings of prostitution) of the Immoral Traffic Prevention Act and sections 3 read with 18 (attempt of penetrative sexual assault) of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.