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Sex racket busted in Sodepur in North 24 Pgns, 15 arrested

Police busted a sex racket from Sodepur in North 24 Parganas and arrested 15 persons including 10 women.

This comes barely a week after a sex racket was busted by the Bidhannagar police from the Chinar Park area.

Acting on a tip-off, the police from Barrackpore Commissionarate conducted a raid at a hotel on the Belgharia Kalyani Expressway on late Wednesday night and arrested the manager of the hotel who was involved in the incident.

The enforcement Branch of the Barrackpore police Commissionarate came to know that a sex racket has been operational from a hotel situated at Muragacha area of Sodepur and decided to carry out an operation.

Police said that a team of senior police officers raided a hotel and arrested 15 persons including the hotel manager. There were 10 women originally from other states among the arrested. Police came to know in the investigation that the hotel owners and managers had been operating the sex racket from quite sometimes and many clients used to visit the hotel.

A senior officer of Barrackpore police Commissionarate said that the raids would be carried out at various other places to ensure that there is no crime incidents. It may be mentioned that many bars and hotels have come up on the sides of the Kalyani Expressway where people booze till midnight and as a result of this, the local anti-socials often congregate in the area. The owner of the hotel fled from the spot after the incident. Police are conducting raids at various places to nab the hotel owner.

Police came to know that the hotel owner used to hire these women from various parts of the state and outside for running the business.

A week ago, the Bidhannagar police had busted a sex racket from a house situated at Chinar Park area of Baguiati in the same fashion and arrested 9 persons including 7 women. The police had received a number of complaints from the local residents alleging that a sex racket has been operating from various houses and hotels in the area. On the basis of the certain complaints, police started a probe and arrested the accused.

A senior police officer from Bidhannagar said that the people were getting involved in this business and a sex racket has been operational from various hotels at Salt Lake and Chinar Park area. Police were conducting a detailed probe in this regard.
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