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Indian manager refutes charges of sexual slavery

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Dubai, July 7 (UNI) Denying charges of sexual slavery, an Indian manager of Bahrain restaurant today admitted that three Kerela, waitresses were kept locked in their apartment between shifts and were allowed out only under escort.

Sydney Restaurant manager Sunil Kumar rejected as lies, the claims of women, who returned home on Tuesday night without informing local police and Indian embassy, that they were forced into sexual activity with customers and had their wages taken from them.

The waitresses, Sai Chandrababu, 24, Biji Chacko, 25, and Jalaja Nair, 35 made up these stories in order to go out with customers who wanted to take them out against restaurant rules, Kumar claimed.

He said the women started building personal relationships with male customers, and to put an end to it they were locked in their flat and allowed out only under supervision of the woman restaurant supervisor.

''We never forced the women to drink alcohol as they claimed, or to do any indecent act to increase the take from each table,'' he said.

The local sponsor said he is planning to file a case against the women for ruining the reputation of the restaurant, he said.

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