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Five women were rescued during a raid at premises in the Mira Road area of Maharashtra`s Thane district, and one woman was arrested, police said on Friday.

Acting on a tip-off, the Anti-Human Trafficking Cell (AHTC) of the MBVV police raided the premises in Saibaba Nagar on Thursday and arrested a 22-year-old woman who was an agent in the sex racket.

Five women, including two minors aged 15 and 12, were rescued during the operation.

An offence under relevant sections of the IPC, the PITA Act and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act has been registered in this regard, the official added.

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