Prostitution ring operating through Twitter, Telegram; Police nab 5 couples

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BENGALURU: The Central Crime Branch (CCB) police have unearthed a prostitution ring operating through Twitter and Telegram and arrested five couples so far.

According to the police, couples posing as husband and wife get in touch with high net-worth individuals on Twitter and Telegram. They then weave a story that they have suffered losses in business and the ‘husband’ then offers the target to have sex with his ‘wife’ for anywhere between Rs 40,000-Rs 50,000 per hour after showing a picture. Once a deal is struck and an advance paid, the couple arrive in Bengaluru and book rooms in upscale hotels, they said.

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The police said about 50-60 such couples, mostly from North India, arrive in Bengaluru every weekend. In the last one month, the CCB police have managed to nab five such couples. During questioning, they have also found out that the prostitution racket is spread across the major cities in the country.

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