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Prostitution racket busted; four women rescued

Thane, November 21: Four young women hailing from West Bengal were rescued and two persons arrested after a prostitution racket was busted at Kongaon near here.

Thane Police raided one Ruchi Dhaba on Bhiwandi-Kalyan road in Kongaon yesterday after which the duo Mohammad Hanif Isrul Khan (36) and Imtiyaz Abdul Manik (22) were apprehended.

Police also rescued four women aged 20, 23, 24 and 26 from the scene and sent them to the women welfare department, he said.

A case under sections 370, 370 (2,3) of the Indian Penal Code and sections 4,5 and 6 of Prevention of Immoral Trafficking Act (PITA) has been registered against the accused with Kongaon police station under Bhiwandi division.

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