Reported by Santosh Jagdev
Bhubaneswar, Mar 27:
Commissionerate police today busted a sex racket flourishing in Odisha’s capital city and arrested the kingpin and three customers.
During a surprise raid at a place near a hotel located in Nayapalli area, police also rescued three girls.
The kingpin of the sex racket, identified as Manjulata Routray (45), used to lure girls from Ganjam, Nayagarh, and Phulbani districts with the promise of providing them jobs in Bhubaneswar and engaged them in flesh trade, Nayapalli police sources said.
“We got information yesterday that Manjulata had struck a deal to provide three girls to three different customers. As per her promise, she came along with the three girls to a place near Crown Hotel where the three customers- Trilochan Sahoo (45), Manas Pradhan (19), and Rajesh Pradhan (22) were waiting for them. We nabbed all of them from the spot,” the sources said.
A senior officer of the police station said the cops in civil dress had kept a vigil on the movements of Manjulata. She came near Crown Hotel at 11 am and they nabbed her along with three other persons.
The police team reportedly also recovered Rs 8, 000 from her.
Sources said Manjulata used to provide girls to customers across the city. She used to take them to customers through auto-rickshaws.
“Manjulata used to provide girls to customers at prices ranging from Rs 200 to Rs 5,000,” the sources said.