Policeman arrested for abusing sex workers
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A head constable was today arrested in connection with the alleged sexual abuse of commercial sex workers, police said.
Waman Naik, a head constable with Goa police, along with another head constable Santosh Vengurlekar and constable Vijay Gaikwad, was suspended on December 6 last year after two commercial sex workers filed a complaint with the crime branch that the police personnel had exploited them.
The sex workers had alleged that they were sexually abused by the policemen in return of protection to their business and they also tried to extort money from them in 2010-11.
Naik was arrested after being produced before the Goa bench of Bombay High Court, where he had filed the anticipatory bail petition.
"As the petition was supposed to be heard today, he came to withdraw it along with his lawyer and surrendered," police inspector (crime branch) Sunita Sawant said.
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