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Saturday, 17 April 2021 6.06 AM IST

Actress arrested in porn video racket, video clips seized in raid, more involved

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MUMBAI: Actress and model Gehana Vasisth was arrested by property cell unit of Mumbai crime branch for her role in shooting and uploading porn videos on her website. Mumbai crime branch on Thursday raided a bungalow in Madh Island, Malad and busted a live porn video film making racket and rescued one woman. The police had called Vasisth for investigations in the same case. She was questioned by police and later arrested.

Vasisth has worked in Hindi and Telugu cinema and also several advertisements. The police have evidence that she shot 87 obscene/porn videos and uploaded them on her websites. "The website requires a subscription of Rs 2,000. She will be produced in court on Sunday," said an official.

Police said they have stumbled upon the involvement of more models, actresses and some production houses which edited and uploaded the film shot by the accused on mobile apps and websites. Since the case has come to light, three more victims have complained to the police that they were forced into doing roles in porn films.

In Thursday's raid at Green Park bungalow at Madh Island in Malad, police arrested Yasmin Beg Khan alias Rowa, Pratibha Nalawade, Monu Gopaldas Joshi, Bhanusuryam Thakur and Mohammed Ali alias Saify. A victim was rescued during the raid and has been sent for rehabilitation. The police seized three bank accounts in which there was a balance of Rs 36 lakhs, generated through subscriptions of their apps.

About the role of the accused police said that Yasmin was the producer and director, Saifee the cameraman, Pratibha graphic designer, Joshi an actor and Thakur an assistant. The police have also seized high definition video camera, six mobile phones, a laptop, spotlights, a camera stand, memory card containing video clips and dialogues/clips said a senior official.

The raid was conducted after the police received information that a gang was issuing advertisements of fresh faces and under the pretext of giving them a role in a movie they used to take these bungalows and make them do odd scenes, lure them with bigger amounts and make them sign agreements and force them to act in porn movies.

These clips were uploaded on apps and social media which would generate revenue. The raid was led by senior inspector (property cell) Kedari Pawar and Laxmikant Salunke is investigating officer of the case.

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