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Three working as casting administrators held for ‘forcing 14-yr-old girl into prostitution’

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The social service department of the Mumbai Crime Branch arrested three individuals, who labored as casting administrators within the movie trade, for allegedly forcing a 14-year-old lady into prostitution. The lady was supplied for Rs 3.5 lakh to a “dummy customer” arrange by police and was rescued, police stated.

According to police, the three accused had been arrested late on Wednesday after they arrived near an consuming joint in Andheri (East). “We came to know that the three were involved in forcing girls into prostitution, so accordingly we set up a dummy customer and asked him to call them,” an officer stated.

Police stated the dummy buyer contacted one of many accused on Monday and instructed him {that a} get together had been organised on Wednesday evening by a businessman from Gujarat, who was coming to Mumbai. “The customer also said the girl would have to spend the night with the businessman,” stated a police inspector.

Police stated two of the accused agreed, following which they contacted the third accused as he was in contact with the 14-year-old and insisted that she go.

The lady didn’t want to go, however the three took benefit of her aspiration of working within the movie trade and lured her by telling her that the businessman would additionally provide her a task in a tv serial, police added.

“The girl is a student of Class IX and she did not want to go, but as she wanted to work in the television serial they lured her. Apart from offering her a role, they also promised to give her Rs 30,000 for going with the businessman,” an officer stated.

Police additional stated on Wednesday, officers from the social service department caught the accused accepting Rs 3.5 lakh from the dummy buyer. A case has been registered beneath sections 366A (procuration of minor lady), 370(1)(4) (shopping for or disposing of any particular person as a slave), 372 (promoting minor for functions of prostitution, and many others.), 34 (frequent intention) of the IPC, sections Four and 5 of the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act and sections 4, 16, 17 and 18 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act. The accused had been produced earlier than court docket and remanded in police custody. The lady was despatched to a kids’s home.

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