JAMMU — Jammu & Kashmir Police busted an alleged sex racket in the heart of the city’s Jewal area, running in the hotels, officials said Monday.
As per details available with the news agency KNO, police conducted several raids over the past week and bust a major prostitution racket in Jewel and adjoining areas of the city.
“Police raided Hotel Tourist Camp at Sant Market, Jewel, three days ago and detained a customer from Paddar Kishtwar, who was caught red-handed in a compromising position with a teen-aged girl from Bihar,” sources said, adding, “Police arrested hotel manager and a pimp from of Rajouri.”
Sources said, “Another pimp, who had taken the hotel on a lease, was still at large.”
The officer added that following leads, police conducted fresh raids at a hotel named Richland. Police arrested three persons and rescued two young women from the hotel.
The officer said that the accused had confessed in the police custody that they brought young women from Kashmir, promising them jobs and later clicked their photographs and used the photographs to blackmail them and used them in the sex racket. It is being said that the trio is in touch with several other women.
The report quoting police sources said several teams of Nowabad Police Station have been constituted to trace and arrest the absconding accused while police are also investigating whether other hotels or lodges in the area are also involved in these types of illegal activities as it was also a general complaint of the people of the area that several women are indulged in prostitution and they roam freely in the area to search for their customers.
A senior police officer disclosed that the accused are on the couch with several women and potential consumers and more names will be unearthed during the course of the investigation. “The investigation is on in the case and disclosing many details may hamper the progress,” the officer said.
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