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Delhi police break up prostitution ring
September 19, 2005 14:46 IST
Delhi police raided a New Delhi hotel and arrested a movie actress, a television actress, two college students and an alleged pimp in an effort to break up what the Times of India newspaper described as a major prostitution ring in India's capital.
The raid took place late Saturday after police were tipped off about the prostitution racket, the newspaper said Monday.
A police spokesman said he could not confirm the story because he was still awaiting a report from officers in the field.
The Times only identified the alleged pimp, Naveen Jain, by name. But it said the actress regularly flew up from Bombay, the heart of India's film industry, to take 'on business', the television actress was believed to have recently starred in a music video, and the two college girls were lured by the promise of easy money.
Jain has reportedly given police the name of his alleged boss, the Times said.
The hotel, described as 'posh' by the newspaper, is in Connaught Place, the British-built hub of New Delhi that has fallen on hard times-- and grown increasingly seedier-- as the city has expanded to the south. The hotel was not named.
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