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Palghar: 23-year-old Uttar Pradesh woman forced into prostitution in Nalasopara; one held

The Nalasopara police have rescued a 23-year-old woman from Uttar Pradesh who was forced into prostitution. In this case, the police have arrested one person in Palghar district.

"Based on a complaint lodged by an NGO, the anti-human trafficking cell (AHTC) of Nalasopara police arrested the accused woman," senior inspector Santosh Chowdhary said.

"The accused allegedly threatened and forced the victim, a native of Uttar Pradesh, into prostitution," the police official said.

According to the police, a case under sections 370(1) (trafficking), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) and other relevant provisions of the Indian Penal Code and Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act (PITA).

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