It was with a sigh of aid that 21-year-old Gaurav (identify modified), who is from 24 Parganas district of West Bengal, boarded a prepare on the Pune railway station on Saturday alongside along with his 45-year-old mother, who was allegedly dragged right into a prostitution racket in Pune in 2019.
Speaking to The Indian Express, Gaurav mentioned his mother labored as a home assist in Kolkata. He mentioned an individual introduced his mother to Pune with the promise of a greater job in 2019. But after coming to Pune, she was allegedly compelled into the prostitution racket working from a crimson mild space in Budhwar Peth.
On a request made by his mother, a buyer who visited the crimson mild space known as her household over cell phone. “The buyer informed me about my mother’s location… Then we contacted the Pune City Police with the assistance of social activists from West Bengal and Pune,” he mentioned.
A crew of Pune City Police Crime Branch’s Social Security Cell, led by Inspector Vaishali Chandgude, raided the brothel at a constructing in Budhwar Peth on September 18, 2020, and rescued two ladies, together with Gaurav’s mother, from the intercourse racket.
Police have arrested the 2 ladies who operated the brothel and likewise booked 4 extra individuals, together with the racketeers who “offered” Gaurav’s mother into the intercourse racket in Pune.
An offence on this case was lodged on the Faraskhana police station beneath sections of the Indian Penal Code and Prevention of Immoral Trafficking Act.
Gaurav’s mother was then stored on the authorities statement home in Pune. Gaurav mentioned he got here to Pune round November 2020 to take his mother again. He sought assist from activists Jaywant Gandhale, Rahul Bangonde, Sanjay Paralikar, Dinesh Jadhav and Hemadri Kundu for finishing the authorized formalities.
He moved court docket, by way of attorneys Pushkar Durge and Tejlaxmi Dhopaokar, to hunt his mother’s custody. “It took about three months to finish the authorized process and on March 2, Judicial Magistrate First Class R Okay Baphana handed an order that the sufferer’s custody be given to her son (Gaurav),” mentioned advocate Dhopaokar.
The order directed the investigation officer of the case and the superintendent of the statement home in Mundhwa to take an enterprise from the girl and her son that they shall stay current in court docket when the trial begins, and as and when required by the court docket.
“I’m pleased that I’m lastly going again with my mother,” mentioned Gaurav.
His mother mentioned, “It was a tough part of my life. I hope the culprits are punished by the court docket.”
She mentioned her husband handed away a very long time in the past and her son works in Kolkata to earn a livelihood.