London, Aug.14 (ANI): Brit Indian Rashpal, a prisoner on day release from an open prison, ran a brothel for six months, it was revealed on Thursday.
According to the Daily Mail, prison staff thought Singh, 28, was working at a tyre fitting firm six days a week, earning the minimum wage as part of his rehabilitation, but he was actually raking in thousands of pounds a month running a vice den from a terrace house in Rotherham, South Yorkshire.
He was only arrested after police received a tip-off and found him with 2,000-pounds in his pocket and a large quantity of cannabis.
A judge, who added two years to Singh's original six-year sentence for aggravated burglary, condemned the prison staff's extraordinary lapse.
Singh had served one year and 11 months of his sentence when he was given day release in April 2009.
As part of a reintegration programme, staff at Moorland Open Prison in Doncaster found him a job fitting tyres. He was released for six days a week, between 5.30 a.m. and 9 p.m. (ANI)