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Witness in sex-racket case threatened by ‘people with clout’


OST Crime Bureau

Bhubaneswar, Sep 26:

Five days after the city Mahila police arrested Rina Behera (40), the kingpin of a sex racket operating out of the Nayapalli area , the main witness in the case who helped police nab Rina complained on Thursday that two persons ‘known to be very close to a senior IPS officer’ have threatened to kill her.

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The woman said two persons belonging to Nayapalli have been threatening her ever since Rina was arrested. “They keep saying they have a powerful police officer backing them and that the local police will not dare touch them”, she said.

She has approached the State Progressive Women Forum to help her get adequate security from the police.

However, sources in the commissionerate police said efforts to arrest all persons involved in the sex racket are on.

The sex racket was busted following a complaint by a woman who alleged she was forced into flesh trade by her husband, Prasant Kumar Sahoo alias Bapi.

40 persons had been detained by the police in connection with the case for interrogation.