Pune, 29 April 2021: Amidst the Coronavirus Disease (COVID19) pandemic lockdown, Pune city police have busted a prostitution racket during a raid at ‘dance bar’ at a farmhouse under Uttamnagar police station area on Wednesday night. Police have arrested nine persons including four contractors of the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC).
According to police, one dancer from Pune and four from Mumbai were called to the ‘Labade Farmhouse’ in Kudje village, located about 24 km from Pune city, near Khadakwasla dam backwater in Haveli taluka. Acting on a tip-off, a team from Uttamnagar police station swooped down on the farmhouse around 11 pm when the dance party was in full swing using a DJ system. Police have seized foreign liquor and other materials from the spot. An FIR has been registered for violating the curfew as well as Disaster Management Act rules. The accused have been also charged for offences under relevant sections of the Prevention of Immoral Trafficking Act.
Police officials said that farmhouse manager Sameer alias Nikesh Dileep Paigude (39) of Kudje and PMC contractor Vivekanand Vishnu Bade (42) of Navi Sangvi had organised the party. Prajakta Mukund Jadhav had called the girls. They were produced before a court today which remanded them to police custody till May 3 for further investigation.
The PMC contractors released on bail include Mangesh Rajendra Shahane (32) of Araneshwar, Dhavneet Sameer Rajput (25) of Pune-Satara Road, Nilesh Uttamrao Bodhle (29) of Mhada Colony, Pune. The other accused include Nikhil Sunil Pawar (33) of Parvati Darshan, Sujit Kiran Ambwale (34) of Balajinagar and Aditya Sanjay Madne (24) of Mumbai.
The action was taken under the guidance of Deputy of Police Commissioner (Zone 3) Pournima Gaikwad, ACP (Kothrud division) Gajanan Tonpe and Senior Police Inspector Vaishali Chandgude, in-charge of Uttamnagar police station. The team included police personnel Shivaji Dabde, Amol Bhise, Dhananjay Bitle, Kiran Patil, Sambhaji Kondawale and Reshma Warpe.