Pune: Police Raid Uncovers Illegal Prostitution Operation in Daund, 3 Women Rescued

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Daund, 14th May 2024: Pune Rural Police conducted a raid at a shed in the Firangai Textile Market in Kurkumbh, Daund taluka of Pune district, and registered a case against three individuals who were allegedly involved in forcing women into illegal prostitution. Three women victims were freed during the raid, which took place on Monday (May 13th) around midnight.

The raid was initiated based on information received by the police constable Yogesh Manohar Golande, indicating illegal prostitution activities in the shed located at Firangai Textile Market Iron Shed in Kurkumbh. Diwakar Shetty (54 years old, from Mani, Karnataka), Pintu Kumar Kailas Bhuiya (31 years old, from Chatra, Jharkhand), and Shridhar Shetty (residing in Vasai East) were found to have taken the iron shed and seven rooms, owned by Ratan Ramchandra Kulange (residing in Daund) under contract.

Upon investigation, it was discovered that the three accused were involved in illegal prostitution, with the victims originating from West Bengal. Daund police have filed a case against Diwakar Shetty, Pintu Kumar Kailas Bhuiya, and Shridhar Laxman Shetty. All three accused are currently absconding. The case has been registered under Section 370 (trafficking of persons) of the Indian Penal Code, as well as relevant sections of the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act of 1956. Further investigation is being conducted under the guidance of Police Inspector Santosh Doke.