Hyderabad: The Rachakonda Anti-Human Trafficking Unit busted an interstate human trafficking racket at LB Nagar and arrested an organiser, apart from rescuing three women from West Bengal and Maharashtra here late on Wednesday.
The arrested person was Debjyoti Das (27), a resident of Fathulaguda in Nagole and a native of Khanapur in West Bengal. He allegedly maintained an online dating app, through where he collected money from customers.
According to the police, Das, a postgraduate, was arrested in 2016 for running a brothel house at Nagole. After being released on bail in 2018, he started a web designing channel in a rented house in Fathulaguda. Due to the lockdown last year, he faced financial problems and contacted sex workers and began trafficking them from Kolkata and Mumbai to Hyderabad.
“Since last March, he shared pictures of women on Locanto.com and lured customers. He collected rates ranging from Rs 2,000 to Rs 15,000 from customers,” police said.
He collected the amount through e-wallets and transferred them into his mother’s account, they added.
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