Arrested for flesh trade

Personnel of the CCB Women and Narcotics Wing raided a house in Banashankari III Stage on Friday and arrested five persons for running a prostitution racket.

The arrested are Asha, 34, said to be the kingpin, Somashekhar, 35, a customer and three girls. The police also seized Rs 13,500 in cash and five mobiles from them. Police are on the lookout for Ravi, a pimp.

Usurer held

The CCB Cheating and Misuse Wing personnel have arrested Srinivas Tilak, 43, a resident of Rajajinagar, on the charge of usury. Police have seized blank cheques, promissory notes, vehicle documents from the arrested.

Sources said Tilak used to charge 10 per cent interest on the loans extended by him.

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