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Online inter-state brothel house busted; four held

Sleuths of Special Operation Team of Rachakonda Police Commissionerate, along with local police, apprehended four persons, who were organizing interstate brothel houses online under the limits of Rachakonda and rescued five victims and seized 11 cellphones, one car and Rs 32,000 from their possession.

Police said the organizers of brothels have taken the route of attracting customers through websites and started uploading pages giving their particulars and phone numbers with attractive photos and variety of services being offered by the prostitutes. The SOT has cracked down an online prostitution and arrested D. Prabhakar alias Ravi, 42, of Rethibowli, Mehdipatnam, V. Nagesh alias Tony, 28, of Noor Nagar, Road no.10, Banjara Hills, Ch. Ravi Verma,  27 of Kundanbagh, Begumpet, Anu Sharma, 21, of DLF phase-3, Gurgoan, Haryana and Renuka Kashyap, 19, of Gadigoon, South Delhi. While perusing the online prostitution, SOT sleuths apprehended another organizer and rescued three victims all from New Delhi and one Salma Fatima, 29, of Hakeempet, Tolichowki.

Police said accused D. Prabhakar and Prachi Sharma upload their cellphone numbers on one porno website LOCANTO.Com and procure call girls from different parts of country, especially from New Delhi and send them to the customers, who contact them by browsing the website. Prachi Sharma of New Delhi organises prostitution in Hyderabad.  She procures prostitutes from New Delhi and with the help of the contacts she calls them to Hyderabad and gives them shelter in various hotels in Hyderabad.  She charges from Rs 10,000 to Rs 60,000 depending upon the time of stay of prostitutes with the customers.

The arrests were made under the guidance of Mahesh Bhagwath, Commissioner of Police, Rachakonda under direct supervision of  E. Ramchandra Reddy, Addl DCP, SOT by K. Narsing Rao,  Surender Inspectors of Police,  Ramulu, SI and staff of SOT Rachakonda Police Commissionerate (NSS)