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The News Minute | October 29, 2014 | 1.33 pm IST Bangalore police have arrested five people on charges of trafficking after a twitter user tipped off a police officer by anonymously sending an image of an advertisement. On their Facebook page on Wednesday, the Bangalore City Police uploaded information about a raid they conducted on a massage parlour in the Indiranagar area of the city.  The advertisement titled: "Big Size Small hole Fun Unlimited Hot Massage 9xxxnumber" contained a mobile phone number which the police contacted.  The Facebook post said: “To our surprise, this number was working like a Call Center for Prostitution for many states.” Police sent a decoy, to a particular spot near Shantisagar Hotel on CMH Road in Indiranagar. From there, one Dileep took the police decoy pretending to be a customer to this address and went away: 1st floor, 50, DT Court, 9th A main, Indiranagar, 1st stage. Once the man went away, the police raided the place and rescued four women who were trafficked from West Bengal, and arrested five people. Police arrested three people Ravi (29) resident of Vijayanagar, Santosh Kumar (32) of Udupi, and Lingaraju 31 years of Kollegal on charges of trafficking, along two people who appear to be customers.  They have been booked under Sections 370, 370A of the Indian Penal Code, and Section 66A of the IT Act, and other laws. Later, the CCB thanked their anonymous informant on Twitter: Thank you for the information regarding online advertisements of flesh trade.CCB raided a brothel in Indranagar and rescued 4 WB ladies(1/2) — CCB (@CCBBangalore) October 28, 2014 Deputy Commissioner of Police, Central Crime Brank (Crime), Abshishek Goyal also tweeted thanking the informant, who had sent an image of an internet advertisement of a massage parlour to his official number 9480801016. He also said:  @CCBBangalore @CPBlr A twitter user could easily&anonymously pass this input tous. Crowd sourcing of criminal intelligence can work. Join us — Abhishek Goyal (@goyal_abhei) October 28, 2014

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