Shweta, who shot to fame as a child artiste in Ekta Kapoor's television serial "Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki", bagged the national award for best child artist for "Makdee" in 2002. The actress, who also did a few films in Bengali, Tamil and Telugu, was arrested from a hotel Sunday night along with the sex racket's organiser Anjaneyulu alias Balu.
The next day, a court here sent her to a rescue home run by the women and child welfare department. She underwent a medical examination at a government hospital before she was sent to the rescue home, where women rescued by police and those facing trial are given shelter during the trial period. The inmates are provided with free food, clothing, medical care and also vocational training. She is likely to stay in the rescue home for three months. Balu, who was reportedly collecting Rs.1 lakh each from high flying customers, has been sent to jail.