58 ‘minor’ girls rescued from Budhwar Peth

PUNE: The  Pune police rescued as many as 58 girls, suspected to be below 18 years of age, from the redlight area in Budhwar Peth here on Thursday. The police action came following complaints from nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) that the girls had been forced into prostitution

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PUNE: The  Pune police rescued as many as 58 girls, suspected to be below 18 years of age, from the redlight area in Budhwar Peth here on Thursday. The police action came following complaints from nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) that the girls had been forced into prostitution. Assistant commissioner of police Ranjit Dhure (city division) told TOI that the police searched 90 houses in 24 buildings in the area. Representatives of the NGOs were present during the searches.  

Dhure said the girls will be medically examined to determine their age. “Action will be taken against the brothel-owners if the girls are found to be below 18 years of age,” he said. Police investigations have revealed that the girls were brought to Pune from West Bengal, Assam, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and  Nepal. “The minor girls will be lodged in observation homes. We will counsel them and send them back to their families,” Dhure said. A police team headed by deputy commissioner of police Dnyaneshwar Phadtare, two assistant commissioners of police, three inspectors, 10 subinspectors and 150 policemen conducted the searches, said senior police inspector Venkat Gangalwad of the Faraskhana police station.  

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