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Flesh trade in Hyderabad: Online racket busted, 4 held

Online prostitution racket busted in Hyderabad. (Pic. Faheem)

Hyderabad: Cyber crime police of Hyderabad busted an online prostitution racket and arrested four offenders on Friday.

The accused are, Ayesha Begum (Hyd), Upender Kumar Yadav (Bihar), Anish Kumar Yadav (Bihar) and Imran Mustafa Shaikh (Thane).

The marketing intelligence team of Hyderabad Cyber Crime police station has noticed suspicious commercials offering escort services on the website http:www.blissfullescorts.com.

Police conducted a decoy operation and contacted the offenders.

The accused sent the cops, a photograph of a woman and quoted Rs 25,000 as the amount to be paid `per night’.

As per the instructions of the accused, decoy team reached Indian Oil petrol pump at Madhapur.

The decoy team was approached by two accused in a Honda City car. The offenders asked the cops for identity proofs to book a hotel room.

“When the police made a move to nab the offenders, the latter drove the Honda city car on to the members of the decoy team. Constable Maheshwar Reddy sustained injury to his right hand but the team has managed to overpower the two accused,“ Cyber Crime ACP KCS Raghu Vir said. The police seized three cellphones containing obscene pictures of the girls from the possession of the accused, identified as, Upender Kumar Yadav and Anish Kumar Yadav.

Based on their confession, the cops arrested Ayesha Begum and Mustafa Shaikh from the brothel in Manikonda. Cops have launched a man hunt to nab the kingpin of the racket, Saleem, and his web designer, Totu.

Meanwhile, Cyber Crime police of Rachakonda Commissionerate have arrested three Nigerians, Daniel, Chankgoz Ofbeena and Okafor Elvis from TC Palya of KR Puram in Bengaluru on Friday for cheating a student from Ghatkesar to the tune of Rs 5.6 lakh by promising to provide Australian visa along with work permit.

Cops seized two laptops, seven mobile phones, four data-cards and five pen-drives from the possession of the accused.

Courtesy: TOI