Puri: Sheikh Ibrahim, the mastermind of a sex racket and accused of trafficking Bangladeshi women to Odisha, has been nabbed by the Special Task Force (STF) of Odisha Crime Branch on Tuesday.
Following a tip-off about the presence of the accused and one of his woman associate identified as ‘Didi’ near Pipili area in the district, a team of STF reached the spot and apprehended the duo.
Besides, five women from Bangladesh, who were engaged in the illicit trade, have also been rescued from the spot.
A case has been registered against the accused persons and a probe is underway.
This is an initial report. More details awaited.