Pune: Two television actresses have been arrested for prostitution from a hotel in Shivajinagar on Tuesday night. Smita Dheevar (33) with husband Dinesh Kumar Dheevar (35) were running an agency for casting actors for films in Mumbai. The detained actresses have previously worked in few television serials. Senior Inspector Bhanu Pratap of Social Security Cell, Crime Branch informs that the Dheevars have accepted their crime.
Sub Inspector Ashwini Jagtap came to know from an insider that in order to run the sex racket in Mumbai, models and television actresses were hired. Police acted over a plan and got in contact with Smita Dheevar as a fake customer. Smita agreed to come to Pune along with two TV actresses on Tueday where she told that the customers would need to pay Rs 50,000 for two hours but before that they (customers) will have to deposit Rs 10,000 in Dinesh Dheevar’s bank account and also told to book two rooms in a 5-star hotel.
Police said that Dheevars were running the racket from the last three years. One of the actresses hails from Gujarat and she has even worked in films apart from television serials. The other is from Haryana and has worked in a regional film. Dheevars have been sent to police custody up till August 6.