Cop arrested for 'aiding' prostitution racket

Cop arrested for 'aiding' prostitution racket

Cop arrested for 'aiding' prostitution racket

The Mico Layout police have arrested a police head constable on the charge of helping a group of people run high-profile prostitution racket in BTM Layout.

The police said Karibasavayya (39), a native of Chitradurga, works as head constable at the Parapanna Agrahara police station. He had joined hands with a group of people some three years ago and had been sheltering them.

He had identified a house for them to run the prostitution racket. He ensured that the local police never raided this house.

He often shared alerts about possible raids by CCB sleuths with the group and regularly received money from it for the help. Money was remitted to Karibasavayya’s account regularly, the police said.

“Karibasavayya’s involvement in the racket came to light after the police interrogated four people recently,” said a senior police officer.

The Mico Layout police raided a posh villa in BTM Layout on April 17 and arrested Usman, Sharavana, Farvaze Khan and Naresh Singh for their involvement in the prostitution racket. During the interrogation, the suspects claimed that Karibasavayya helped them run the racket without any hurdles.

“The police analysed Karibasavayya’s phone call details and found that the suspects were in regular touch with him. The police checked his bank account details which revealed regular remittance by the suspects,” the officer added.

 The police have booked Karibasavayya under various sections of the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act and Indian Penal Code.