Kochi: "Kiss of Love" activist Rahul Pashupalan and his wife and model, Reshmi Nair, who were arrested by the police on Wednesday on the suspicion of advertising and arranging commercial sex online for rich clients, appeared “unharmed” of the defame they have brought to the anti-moral policing movement they were engaged in.
Crime Branch IG S Sreejith, while explaining to the media about ‘Operation Big Daddy’ that helped nab an online sex racket, said Reshmi Nair, who has been engaged in the trade herself, was also involved in supplying women to the clients. The police said she had all the approval from Rahul, her husband.
When questioned of Reshmi’s involvement in the racket, Rahul said he had no issues with his wife’s engagement in the ‘trade.’ “She does what she likes. I don’t have any issues with it. Out thought-process is different from that of yours. You would not understand that,” he told the probe team.
The arrest of Rahul and Reshmi has caused a ripple in the social media. Many criticized the “immorality” of the "Kiss of Love" movement he was involved in, relating it with his arrest while many opined that they believed that Rahul was the latest victim of the big brother attitude of the State.
Rahul and his wife had shot to fame in November last when they become the symbols of a vast movement against perceived moral policing tendencies in society.
The "Kiss of Love" movement, as it came to be known, sharply divided public opinion over the overt physical expression of love among willing partners.
It drove hundreds to the streets for and against such freedoms commonly taken for granted in developed democracies.
In an intense raid conducted in the state Tuesday night, an online sex racket was busted by the police and twelve persons were arrested.
The raids code-named `Operation Big Daddy’ were conducted in Palakkad, Thrissur, Malappuram and Ernakulam districts. The operation was led by Crime Branch DIG S Sreejith with the assistance of Cyber police.
The police discovered their involvement in the sex racket while investigating a complaint on a Facebook pedophile page called 'Kochu Sundarikal'.