Mumbai police on Sunday arrested a 24-year-old model who allegedly ran a sex racket under the guise of a production house in Versova. Two girls were rescued from the spot.
The arrest came after the police raided the premises of a den located at New MHADA Society, near Lokhandwala Circle.
The model was identified as Rekha Vaishnav who has also acted in a few low budget films. "She (Vaishnav) lured struggling models to her office by offering them roles in low budget movies, and after taking them into confidence, she trapped them in the prostitution racket,” D.S. Patil, police inspector from Versova police station was quoted as saying by the Mid-day.
Reports said Vaishna used to send the nude photos of the girls to the customers via WhatsApp. The cops posed as fake customers after a tip off from a city based NGO.
The model has been booked under section 373 (buying minors for purposes of prostitution) of IPC and under various provisions of the Prevention of Immoral Trafficking Act (PITA).
This is the second time in this month, Mumbai police busted high-profile prostitution rackets involving models. Earlier this month, police had arrested two models associated with a sex racket near Film City.