Police on Wednesday arrested three people, including a woman, for allegedly running a sex racket in Maharashtra’s Thane.
The police also rescued two women, who were being forced into prostitution.
Acting on a tip-off, officials of the anti-human trafficking cell sent a decoy customer to the accused on Monday.
The accused woman called the customer near a hotel in Sasupada village on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway where her two associates also arrived with two women, a police release said.
The police then nabbed the three accused and rescued the two women brought there for flesh trade, it said.
The accused, including an auto-rickshaw driver, were subsequently arrested and booked under relevant provisions of the Indian Penal Code and the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, the police said.
With PTI inputs