SRINAGAR — Jammu and Kashmir Police on Tuesday claimed to have busted yet another prostitution racket in Srinagar outskirts by arresting six persons including the main kingpin and a sex worker.
A police spokesman in a statement issued to the news agency KNO said that in continuation of the investigation of the recently unearthed prostitution racket in Bagh-e-Mehtab, which was being investigated under FIR No. 19/23 of Police Station Chanpora, Srinagar Police has busted another prostitution racket in the Nowgam area, in which three persons running the racket have been arrested on the spot including a woman.
The arrested persons include Shabir Ahmed Mir, son of Abdul Rahim Mir of Charlipora Nowgam, who was the main kingpin of the racket; his wife Shazia Shabir Mir, who was operating this prostitution racket along with her husband and Adil Gulzar Hazar, son of Gulzar Ahmed Hazaar of Soura Srinagar, co-accused in running the racket.
In addition to this, a sex worker, a local girl (name withheld) and two customers identified as Nazir Ahmad Malla, son of Ghulam Qadir Malla of Narbal and Irshad Ahmad Dar, son of Ghulam Nabi Dar of Narbal have been detained as well.
“The investigation is on and more such raids are expected to be made in the coming days. The general public is once again requested to verify the identity of their tenants with the local police station and install CCTVs in their properties. People should report any immoral and illegal activity noticed to the nearest police station or at women’s helpline: 9596770601; narcotic helpline: 9596770550; PCR: 9596222551,” police said.
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