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Prostitution racket busted in north Goa, two held

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Crime Branch sleuths have busted a prostitution racket after raiding a massage parlour and arresting two persons in North Goa’s tourist belt, a senior police official said on Tuesday.

The raid was carried out on Monday night. “The prostitution racket was going on under the guise of a massage parlour at Arpora village, a tourist hub,” the officer said.

A 23-year-old Manipuri youth, who identified himself as Aiyan, was arrested along with a middle-aged local woman in connection with the flesh trade, police said.

Three girls, each from Karnataka, Manipur and Goa, were rescued and sent to a state government-run protection home near Goa.

A case under Prevention of Immoral Traffic Act (PITA) has been registered against the Manipuri youth and the local woman, whose identity was not disclosed, police said.

Crime branch is likely to conduct more raids on massage parlours linked to the woman, they added.

Courtesy: TOI

One Comment

  1. Barely four months after Operation Vijay in December 1961, I landed in Panjim on the Chowgule steamship and travelled far and near. I still remember my fare from Panjim to Ponda on a huge studebaker cab cost me merely two rupees. I have seen recent pictures of once a sleepy town of Panjim–I strolled along Mandovi river after dinner without seeing a single soul–and wonder how it has now transformed into a bustling city with a downtown area that does not seem to sleep at all. The only concern of a Goan crew on the ship after Operation Vijay was his worry for coconuts left in the open to dry. “We have to count them.” He said. He was unnecessarily worried about losing coconuts to thieves. Look, what he got in Goa instead, prostitution, the oldest profession of mankind!

    1. P Paul on May 27th, 2009 at 4:25 am