Mumbai, Nov 26 (mb) : Police inspector Rajan Ghule of the Kashimira police station was transferred by superintendent of police, Thane (Rural) Naval Bajaj on Friday evening for allegedly failing to curb prostitution rackets in lodges, hotels and massage centres located in the Kashimira area.
Gule’s transfer comes immediately after his two subordinates - API Mahesh Tarade and sub inspector Ashok Gaikwad - were suspended by Bajaj on November 22 for the same reason.
Gule, a 1983 batch police officer, was serving at the Kashimira police station for the past one and half year. Gule was transferred to police headquarters and was replaced by police inspector Avinash Sawant.
Assistant superintendent of police (Vasai division) Satyanarayan Choudhari, with the assistance from local Crime Branch officials conducted raids in the chawls behind Red Horse and Maharaja beer bars at Mira-Gavathan area on November 21 and rescued 79 women allegedly involved in the prostitution racket.