7 Bangladeshi girls rescued from brothels

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Mumbai, May 17 (UNI) The city police today rescued seven Bangladeshi girls, including a minor, who were forced into prostitution.

Acting on a tip-off, a police team from the Nagpada Police Station raided the Mathura Bhavan complex at Kamathipura and rescued three girls, including a 13-year-old girl.

Police arrested the brothel owner, Zaibunisa Naushad Shaikh, and Murtaza Khan who had allegedly brought the girls from Bangladesh.

During their interrogation, the arrested duo revealed the names of others involved in the racket.

Following this, the police conducted another raid at Trombay in the suburbs here and rescued four more girls.

Police have arrested a couple from here -- Irshad Khalil Shaikh and his wife Aliya.

All the four arrested have been booked under relevant sections of the Prevention of Immoral Trafficking Act (PITA) and produced before a local court which remanded them in police custody till May 23.

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