The Versova police that is probing the flesh trade racket busted on Saturday, being operated from the flat of former Mumbai police chief Dr Satyapal Singh, will record statements of the neighbours. The police will also check the antecedents of the other caretakers of the flats in the society.
The Social Service Branch of the city police on Saturday night had raided the 10th floor flat of Singh situated in Patliputra Building at Four Bungalows in Andheri (W). The police arrested the caretaker Vakil Shah and rescued two girls allegedly involved in flesh trade.
"It is shocking that the racket was run in a society that houses residences of top bureaucrats and IPS officers of the state and it is baffling how such elements were allowed within the society premises. We have warned the society members that if such an incident were to occur again there, then action would be taken against the security guards for allowing unwanted people inside the society without proper verification," said senior police officer.
Following the incident, few members of the Patliputra society held an unofficial meeting, wherein they expressed their shock with regard to the incident. "Such activity will certainly not be tolerated in our society," said one of the society members.