Deshpande seeks court’s nod for temple visit

Mubarak Ansari
Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Pune: Notorious sex racketeer Jayashree alias Kalyani Deshpande (46) requested the Pune District Court for time to pray to Lord Hanuman under police escort. She wants to perform Mahapuja and offer Mahaprasad at Hanuman temple in 
Baner. Deshpande and her associates are currently lodged in Yerwada Central Jail under the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) for cases related to human trafficking and running prostitution racket. 

Pune: Notorious sex racketeer Jayashree alias Kalyani Deshpande (46) requested the Pune District Court for time to pray to Lord Hanuman under police escort. She wants to perform Mahapuja and offer Mahaprasad at Hanuman temple in 
Baner. Deshpande and her associates are currently lodged in Yerwada Central Jail under the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) for cases related to human trafficking and running prostitution racket. 

Deshpande and her two accomplices, Ravi alias Pradeep Gavali and Ravi Tapase, were arrested by the Kothrud police on July 21, 2016, for running a sex racket in the residential area of Bhusari Colony in Kothrud. Deshpande was arrested when she had just completed her externment duration and was back in the city aga “I am languishing in jail for last 19 months. On the occasion of Hanuman Jayanti, a programme will be held at the Hanuman temple in Baner on March 31. I am a devotee of Lord Hanuman and renovated the temple in 2014.  
I have been performing all rituals related to Lord Hanuman and have celebrated the event by performing Mahapuja and offering Mahaprasad every year without fail. 
“Since I am in jail, I have not performed the puja for long.  Hence, I should be allowed to go the temple from 10 am to 6 pm under police escort,” Deshpande stated in her application dated March 20. Special judge (MCOCA) AS Mahatme reserved his order in the case. 

As many as 25 cases have been registered against Deshpande in various police stations. She has been running an organised flesh trade racket in the city where she trapped girls, models, actresses, and forced them into the trade to make money. She operated from her bungalow called White House on Sus road. 
According to the police, everytime she was arrested she used to come out on bail and start prostitution racket.  

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