Rasulpur: Police busted a prostitution racket which was running from a house in Brahmabarada Haat in Dharmasala police limits of Jajpur district and arrested three persons on Saturday.
The arrested were identified as Kalpana Jena (36), who is said to be the mastermind of the racket, and two customers. The police also rescued two girls engaged in the flesh trade.
According to sources, Kalpana who hails from Bandhadiha village in the district had taken the house on rent from Niranjan Das, a resident of Kukudikuda village in Sadar police limits. In course of time, some locals raised suspicion that some illicit activities were going on in the house.
Kalpana parked her scooty under a tree today afternoon and went to the house along with two girls and four youths. Some locals reached the house and found the youths in a compromising position with the girls and contacted the police.
While two youths had managed to flee till the police team reached there, two others hailing from Cuttack and the kingpin were nabbed.
The police seized the scooty belonging to the kingpin, cellphones and a bike used by the two customers. The police produced the accused trio in court.