Detailed questioning of the woman led them to bust an entire prostitution racket involving Bangladeshi women who were forced to ‘work’ in Bangalore by illegally staying here.
A team led by the then Upparpet police inspector, Lokeshwar, raided a house in Ullal Satellite Town near Bangalore University and rescued five women including Reshma (name changed).
This mafia is exploiting the pace with which the city is growing; and particularly its floating population - which throws up ‘lonely’ and ‘needy’ customers whose money is greedily eyed by the pimps - is the fuel that propels it.
In all probability, you may have had a brush with the front-end of this mafia.
Bangalore does not have a designated red light district unlike Mumbai which has the infamous Kamatipura and Faras Street where sex workers cater to the ‘needs’ of their customers.
But if you think Bangalore is, therefore, rid of this menace, you can’t be more wrong.
And these women find themselves pursuing the oldest profession in the world, in Bangalore.
Narcotics wing sleuths vouch for the fact that the ones who benefit the most are the gang lords who pledge protection to the pimps and their girls while being paid hefty amounts - as good as extortion.
Our free Bangalore dating services include free online personal ads and great Bangalore chat rooms!On reaching Bangalore after a week, Reshma and the other women were handed over a man named Umesh, who happened to be a local kingpin of a sex racket in Bangalore. That was the woman who was found by the people at Majestic Bus Stand, asking strange questions.She had escaped from the house in Ullal Satellite Town, which was later raided by the police to rescue five women, including Reshma.Sources in the city police told DNA that women from these countries, in the age-group of 23-28, come on tourist visas and earn over Rs5 lakh a month from high-flying sex rings in several Indian cities, and Bangalore is the latest hotspot for this.Assistant commissioner of police, CCB’S narcotics wing, SV Guled, told about an international racket which is functioning unabated, targeting girls who are being flown in on tourist visas from Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan and Russia - countries where thousands of families were rendered paupers in the background of the break-up of Soviet Union between 19.However, it is not only the girls from Bangladesh which are being lured into this sleaze.