A Bollywood make-up artist was arrested for selling models in sex racket on Saturday. The woman make-up artist was caught pimping models to customers in Bhayander. She mainly targets struggling models with work and aspiring ones who had just come to the city with hopes of landing a role in the film industry.
Mumbai police officials, led by assistant superintendent Atul Kulkani, launched an operation to catch the woman. She was caught red-handed by the police while trying to seal a deal with customers.
Posing as potential customers, police officials struck up a deal for Rs 1 lakh in exchange for two girls. The victims, aged 26 and 27 years, were aspiring models trying their luck in the film industry. They had no idea about the woman’s intentions. The were not aware that they were being readied for the sex trade. However, thanks to the Mumbai police, they were being saved from the hands of the undercover humans.
The girls had been promised a photo shoot at a resort in Bhayander’s Uttan on Saturday, when actually they were being readied to be handed over to the decoy customers. But just when the models were about to be handed over to the customers, the police raided the resort and arrested the persons involved.
The Mumbai police have reportedly launched further investigations into a possible flesh trade racket with the make-up artist as the mastermind.