The police on Thursday arrested four youths in connection with running a prostitution racket through a website in Navi Mumbai.
The Navi Mumbai police, in an official release, said the accused were running the racket through ‘Navi Mumbai Escort Services’ website.
According to the release, the accused would provide contact details to prospective customers and once these customers contacted the number, a deal would be made.
The racket was busted after cops sent a decoy, posing as a client, to meet one of the accused near a local college and strike a deal. Police moved in as soon as the deal was final and arrested the accused. The others were arrested shortly after.
The accused were identified as Durgeshkumar Chowdhary (21), Anilkumar Shah (23), Ritesh Paswan (21) and Aniket Pandey (20).
All are residents of Shiravane village in Navi Mumbai.
The Nerul police station has booked the accused under sections 370(1)(3), read with 34, of the Indian Penal Code and also section 4 and 5 of the Prevention of Immoral Trafficking Act.
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