Puri: Police today busted a sex racket which was running in a rented apartment at Baliapanda area in Puri and arrested three persons while another managed to escape.
According to reports, a girl from Balugaon area had informed the police about the sex racket running following which the police reached the Block 10, Room No 103 of Krishna Sea Side Apartment in Baliapanda area and caught three persons involved in running the flesh trade.
The arrested have been identified as Chinmay Swarup Panda of Jajpur Road area, Chinmay Ranjan Rout of Panikoili, and Sunil Kumar Samal of Rampur village under Balichandrapur PS in Jajpur district. However, another one managed to flee the spot, said the police.
Police said two girls belonging to Khurda area, who were engaged in the illicit trade, have been rescued during the raid. During the investigation, it was learned that they were brought to Puri by pimps and engaged in the sex racket here.
During the raid, police also seized an SUV car (Scorpio), pregnancy termination kits, medicine, other objectionable items, and Rs 4,200 cash. Two cases have been registered by the police and an investigation is underway to find the involvement of others.