In a first-of-its-kind case, the Mumbai police have externed four notorious pimps, who have been have been caught in several prostitution cases in Bandra and Khar areas for a year.
The externed accused — Raju Kailash Yadav, Sukhdev Yadav, Balleshkar Yadav and Ramdev Yadav — all hail from the same village in Jharkhand and had come to Mumbai a few years ago. The Khar police have arrested all four persons in several cases of flesh trade in Khar area, after which they decided to extern them.
The police say these pimps used to claim 60% of the earnings of each woman they forced into flesh trade. “Their used to lure innocent girls from other states on various pretexts and force them into prostitution after bringing them to Mumbai. They would then threaten them and say their families would face dire consequences if they tried to protest,” said a police source.
Pratap Dighavkar, the deputy commissioner of police (zone IX) who took the initiative, said, “This step taken will send a strong message across to those involved in a similar trade. The intention is to ensure that innocent girls are not lured by them and forced into this business.