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1 held for running prostitution racket of NE girls

Spl. Correspondent, NEW DELHI/KANCHIPURAM, JUL 8 (NPN):
Published on 9 Jul. 2011 1:35 AM IST
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In a major breakthrough, Tamil Nadu police Wednesday arrested a Korean national for running a prostitution racket under the guise of a hotel-cum-bar, police said. The Korean national identified as Park Ju Dei was arrested at Nemili near Sriperumbudur along with eight women hailing from the Northeast including Mizoram and Nagaland, police said. Seven high ranking Korean business executives were also rounded up when authorities stormed the hotel but were let off with a warning, police said. Sriperumpudur Dy SP Balasubramaniyam said Ju Dei had among his clientele many top ranking executives of various Korean firms. Ju Dei had been running the racket for at least two years and along with him, five persons who were drivers and office boys were also rounded up during the raid, police said. The building looked like a hotel-cum-bar at the ground floor, beyond which the public had never been allowed to proceed, police said, adding they had found a sophisticated mini-cinema hall in the building. Balasubramaniyam said the arrested women were sent to welfare homes in Chennai, pending enquiry. Ju Dei was booked under the Immoral Trafficking and Tamil Nadu Prohibition Act, he said. Speaking to Nagaland Post in New Delhi, a Christian missionary on condition of anonymity revealed that during a mission trip to Chennai a distressed Naga lady reportedly told him that a Korean national disguised as a missionary made frequent visits to Nagaland especially Dimapur and Kohima and brought Naga girls on the pretext of providing lucrative jobs. He said he was shocked to learn about the incident where 14 Naga girls were rescued by the Naga Students Union Chennai (NSUC). “Churches in Nagaland as well as the state government should wake up and start taking drastic step to check such elements luring Nagas and giving false hope” he added. A Delhi university student from Nagaland also said that many foreigners— disguised as mission workers as well as business firms have turned Nagaland into a hunting ground by fooling people and ensnaring the gullible, especially girls. She opined it was a wake up call to Nagas not to go crazy about “everything foreign” and to be aware especially about promoting foreign cultures even as innocuous as they may seem. It maybe mentioned that NSUC members caught 14 Naga girls (between 20 -27 years), who were lured into prostitution racket reportedly carried out by the Korean national at Sriperumbudur, outskirts of Chennai city. In a statement, NSUC said that during their interrogation, the girls revealed that they were promised jobs as waitresses with free accommodation and lucrative salaries in Korean Hotels. However, to their surprise, they were also forced into prostitution. NSUC told Nagaland Post that the girls revealed that they used to stay in rented houses at Sriperumbudur. They were made to work in a resort during the day time and later at night, into flesh trade. The girls also revealed that they use to earn up to Rs 30, 000 to 40,000 in a month besides their usual salary (Rs 10, 000 to 15,000). Some of the girls also said they were into the business for last two years and some joined recently.

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Posted by: mendilkr | Aug 8 2011 3:59AM
Sad to know that nothing is being done to check such menace
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