Sex racket busted in Jajpur, six including mastermind held


Jajpur: Police busted a sex racket operating from a rented house near Jaraka in Dharmasala area of Jajpur district on Monday and arrested six persons.

According to sources, the prostitution racket was going on from the rented house of one Arun Jena in Jagannath Vihar area. Acting on a tip-off, the police raided the house yesterday night.

During the raid, two pimps–Rabindra Sahu (30) of Mangarajpur and Soumyashree Jena (22) of Kholasipur–and three clients–Lipu Mallick (29), Mahendra Mallick (25) and Balaram Sethi (26) were arrested.

The police also rescued a girl engaged in the flesh trade. She hails from Tarini Chowk area in Brahmanabarada. On the basis of the statement of the arrested persons, the police nabbed the mastermind of the racket, Ratnaprava Pani.

The police seized seven cellphones and condoms from the rented house. Besides, a car, a scooty and a motorcycle were also seized.

The arrested persons were forwarded to court today. The rescued girl has been sent to a short stay home, inspector-in-charge Saroj Kumar Sahu said.

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