Panaji: Uttar Pradesh MLA Mahendra Singh was among the six persons arrested by Goa police following a raid at a Panaji dance bar who have been booked under the Anti-Prostitution Act, police said.
Police inspector Rajendra Prabhudesai on Tuesday told PTI that Singh, the MLA from Sitapur constituency in UP, was arrested Monday night.
Six girls, belonging to different states like Punjab, Delhi, Mumbai, UP and Chhatisgarh, were also rescued during the raid in the heart of Panaji city.
Prabhudesai said that police had already informed the UP Assembly speaker about Singh's arrest as that was mandatory under law. Singh is reportedly a four-time MLA from Sitapur.
Earlier, DSP Mahesh Gaonkar told reporters today that two other people from UP, Ajay Prakash Singh and Dharmendra Prasad, were also arrested during the raid along with two other people from Nepal and the local who was running the dance bar.
While the kingpin behind the racket is still at large, the girls brought from were rescued during the raid, Gaonkar said.