Prostitution Racket

  • Delhi minister Somnath Bharti caught on camera shouting at policemen January 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Surrounded by controversies, Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti was on Wednesday caught on camera having a minor scuffle with the Delhi Police personnel. The scuffle came after he insisted on heading a surprise raid on what he claims was a prostitution racket. Bharti claims Nigerian nationals are involved...
  • Prostitution racket busted in Goa; six arrested August 27, 2013

    Six girls were rescued and as many arrested from a dance bar in Panaji after Goa police busted a prostitution racket. The kingpin of the racket, however, managed to flee from the spot, police said on Tuesday. The girls were rescued during a raid at a private building located in Campal area...
  • Deepti Naval breaks her silence, criticizes media on Facebook March 28, 2013

    No one would associate Deepti Naval to any kind of mis-deed. And that's why perhaps, when Mumbai Mirror article stated that how the actress was not running a prostitution racket at her place in the headline, eyebrows were raised. In what seemed to be a tiff between the actress and other...
  • Strauss-Kahn under investigation in pimping case March 27, 2012

    Lille: Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was placed under formal investigation on Monday by authorities looking into a suspected prostitution ring in the French city of Lille, his lawyer said, following a day of questioning by judges in a closed courtroom. The investigation on suspicion of complicity in a pimping operation...
  • Strauss-Kahn held in French prostitution probe February 21, 2012

    Lille: Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was taken in for questioning on Tuesday by police investigating an alleged prostitution ring run out of the northern French city of Lille. Strauss-Kahn can be held for up to 48 hours and may then be placed under formal investigation for benefiting from misappropriated company...
  • Delhi Police arrest man who abandoned Falak February 11, 2012

    New Delhi: In a major breakthrough in the baby Falak case, the Delhi Police on Friday arrested the key accused, Rajkumar. The police managed to arrest the man while he was trying to flee the capital. Meanwhile, a woman named Pratima was also arrested. She was a part of the...
  • Two Indians charged in US prostitution racket April 19, 2011

    Boston: An Indian father-son duo is among over 30 people indicted by federal authorities on charges of running a large-scale prostitution racket in California. Vinod Patel, 60 and his 27-year old son Hitesh Patel owned and operated a motel in San Diego that was used as a brothel. Federal prosecutors said the...
  • Prostitution ring link forces NY guv to step down March 13, 2008

    New York: Governor Eliot Spitzer said on Wednesday that he will step down from the state's top office because he cannot allow his "private failings to disrupt the public's work." "I am deeply sorry that I did not live up to what was expected of me," he said in a...
  • Crackdown on Thane sex trade, 78 arrested November 21, 2007

    Thane: In one of the largest raids on brothels in the city, the police has arrested 78 people on the charges of immoral trafficking. Of the 78 arrested, 70 are girls picked up for prostitution and soliciting, and 8 men have been booked for abetting prostitution. The raid was...
  • 'Sex worker' jumps off 5-star hotel June 17, 2007

    New Delhi: Delhi Police on Sunday claimed to have busted a prostitution racket operating in the Capital when a suspected call girl fell off a floor in a five-star hotel. Tanuja (name changed to protect identity), who police claim is a sex worker, was grievously injured after she fell from...
  • Dukhtaran women storm 'sex den' June 20, 2007

    Srinagar: Activists of the Forum against Social Evils — an alliance between Islamic hardliner Dukhtaran-e-Millat and other social and religious groups — ransacked a hotel at the Lal Chowk area of Srinagar on Friday, claiming that immoral activities were going on inside it. They stormed the hotel and took out...
  • Women on sale at Britain's airports June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: Women are being sold into prostitution in modern day "slave auctions" at Britain's airports, The Daily Mail reported Wednesday. The illegal immigrants are sold to the highest bidder for up to £8,000 a time. They are then forced to work in brothels where they can earn up to...
  • 29 bar girls arrested in Mumbai November 12, 2006

    Mumbai: Police raided a dance bar here in the wee hours today and arrested 29 bar girls alongwith the joint's manager and two others for allegedly running a prostitution racket. A raid was conducted at around 0100 hrs IST on Hotel Tarana in suburban Chembur after getting a tip-off that it...