Two women rescued, pimp held at Calangute

Two women were rescued and an alleged pimp from Uttar Pradesh arrested by Calangute police on Saturday.

PI Nolasco Raposo said that they received information that two women were to be 'delivered' to customers near a hotel in Naikavaddo, Calangute.

Following the tip-off, the police laid a trap and took the alleged pimp Rajnish Gupta, 26, a native of Benares, UP, into custody when he arrived with the two women, aged 23 and 26 years.

Raposo said the girls from Kolkatta and Mumbai had been brought to Goa on contract and were being paid 2,000 and 9,000 respectively per day by the pimp.

The two women have been sent to the protective home at Merces.

Gupta has been remanded to police custody till January 6, 2013. [TOI]