Three persons, including a TV serial actress, were arrested by the police for running an online prostitution racket from Boduppal in the outskirts of Hyderabad this morning.
The actress, aged 28, was staying in a hostel in Yousufguda, and was running the racket with assistance from a woman from Yousufguda and a makeup man K Bandari. Their modus operandi was to send women to the clients' addresses after receiving bookings through Locanto.in.
On Sunday, as part of their business, the woman reportedly sent a girl to a client near the NTR statue at Boduppal. On a tip-off, a Special Operations Team (SOT) rushed to the spot and arrested all three of the gang and handed over the case to the Medipally police.
The SOT police recovered Rs 1,700 in cash and two cell phones from the offenders. A case under various sections relating to prostitution was registered against the broker, and the police took up investigation into the matter.