Gurugram: On Tuesday night, Gurugram Police conducted a raid in a prominent mall in Gurugram and busted yet another sex racket being operated out of a spa. As many 10 people, including seven women, were arrested by law enforcement officials.
The case has once again highlighted the burgeoning sex trade in Gurugram, which continues to thrive despite arrests being made by law officials regularly.
In the past, not only Indians, but even foreign women have been arrested in raids.
More worryingly, some of these foreign women have even been found to possess fake ID cards.
A large number of illegal and unregistered guesthouses functioning in the city are host to such sex rackets.
However, as most of these guesthouses are located in residential areas, resident bodies have began informing police about such activities in their neighbourhoods.
According to police, most of these activities are now shifting to spas and three-star hotels in the city.
Sources in the police also indicate that fearing increased raids, most kingpins of such rackets are now planning to shift their bases to outer areas of the city like Manesar, Sohna and Bhiwadi.
"Curbing sex rackets operating in Gurugram is a major challenge. Most of these people have a wide network and do not operate from one specific place. We have been taking action against these units based on the tip-offs we get from our sources," said a senior official of Gurugram police.
In addition to guesthouses and glitzy malls, such activities are also being reported from prominent locations of the city, like MG Road.
"At 11 pm, near the Sikanderpur Metro station, you can see women in skimpy outfits and men in their SUVs stopping their vehicles and negotiating with them. It sometimes seems pathetic when even men on the street try to negotiate with these women.
"Earlier, sex trade was carried openly after the incidents were reported. Now, it is occurring in a discreet manner," said Amit Chugh, a Gurugram resident.
Police officials, however, on their part, claim that regular patrolling has resulted in the drop of such activities.