A 24-year-old model was arrested today for allegedly running a prostitution racket in Versova of western Mumbai under the guise of a production house and two girls were rescued, police said.
The model was held after police conducted the raid on the premises.
The model has been booked 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.