Police in Mumbai have arrested a well-known model for allegedly running a prostitution racket in the city.
A 24-year-old model, whose identity has not been revealed, was arrested on Sunday in Versova of western Mumbai. According to a PTI report, the model in question was running a prostitution racket under the guise of a production house. The cops said that they had also rescued two girls.
The model’s arrest came following a police raid on the premises.
The police have booked the model under section 373 (buying minors for purposes of prostitution) of IPC and under various provisions of the Prevention of Immoral Trafficking Act (PITA).
According to the police, the model used to contact struggling models who are interested in working in film industry and then used to put them in touch with customers and earn a cut for herself.
Police also recovered a diary from the arrested accused containing several photographs of struggling models.
Mumbai Police on 8 June too had busted a high-profile sex racket and has arrested two models.
One of the two arrested models is said to be a known female TV actor who is seen regularly on the crime show Savdhaan India. However, the police is yet to arrest the boss of the racket.
The social service branch of the Mumbai Police had received a tip-off regarding a high-profile sex racket being operated in the Goregaon area.