Government employee’s sex racket busted

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A Goa government employee was arrested on Wednesday night for allegedly running a prostitution racket in the state.

Porvorim police arrested Pravin Parab, 30, an assistant operator with the water resource department (WRD) and his partner, a Mumbai-based woman, Sujiya Khan. The police also rescued three girls, one each from Maharashtra, Karnataka and West Bengal.

Dalvi said that Khan used to procure girls from neighbouring states, and Parab would get in touch with potential customers.

After securing information from reliable sources, the police arranged for a decoy customer, who contacted the accused. The accused came to the Porvorim petrol pump to “deliver” the girls and accept money for the deal from the decoy customer after which the police raided the place and arrested the accused, and rescued the girls.

Police have registered the case under Sections 4, 5, 7 of Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, 1956 and other sections of Indian Penal Code.

During the raid police also seized cash and the car in which the girls were brought to Porvorim. Dalvi is investigating the case.

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