Updated: Feb 15
Freedom Firm’s investigations team located minor girls in the red-light area in Gadchiroli, a district on the eastern border of Maharashtra, bordering both Andhra Pradesh and Chattisgarh.
The police were extremely cooperative when the team requested their assistance. Together they raided the whole red-light area by securing six victims, arresting brothel keepers and confiscating furniture and other materials in the red-light area.
Back at the police station, seven brothel keepers were arrested, and an F.I.R filed under sections of the Prevention of Immoral Trafficking Act (PITA). The police called their colleagues in Pune and Nagpur for guidance in filing the F.I.R. because this is the first PITA case to be filed in the district!
Freedom Firm is excited about the developments in this region's red-light area. Activity is now significantly reduced and buildings and streets are deserted. Girls who were abused and trapped now have a chance at a new life.