Cuttack: A special squad of Commissionerate Police-Cuttack busted today a flesh trade racket in Surya Vihar locality under Badambadi police limits here. The police team has detained two customers in this connection for interrogation and rescued at least five workers engaged in the illegal activity.
Acting on a tip-off about the racket, the squad conducted a raid on a house in the afternoon. The five sex workers include queen bee of the racket. Allegedly, the racket was operating from the office of a private web channel for past several months, a policeman in the raid squad expressed.
Badambadi police have launched a detailed probe which is still underway. The special squad has seized a number of objectionable articles following a thorough house search, the policeman added.
“We have registered a case under Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, 1956. As the probe is in its initial stage, I will be able to share further details at a later stage,” Cuttack DCP Pinak Mishra said.