Manipal: Prostitution Racket Busted – 5 held

Manipal: The Manipal Police have busted a sex racket and arrested five persons including a woman from an apartment in Manipal here, on June 26.

The arrested have been identified as Pradeep Bhandary (35), Karje Pethri; Abdul Salam (38) Kattingeri House Paniyooru Uchila; Shashikala (23), Pethri; Venkatesh Kamath (39), Kodavoor; and Hemachandra L Karkera (40) Uchila.

After receiving credible information, the Manipal police raided the apartment at Royal Embassy and took the five people into custody. The police have also seized 9 mobile phones, a car with registration number KA 20 P 7857, a motor cycle with registration number KA 20 R 6213 and Rs 88,380/- in cash from their possession.

A case has been registered under 123/15, 370(3) under IPC sectioon and 3, 4, 5A, 5C and 6 under ITP section at the Manipal Police Station.

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