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Odisha: Police rescue 21 women from brothels, arrest 23 during raids

PTI
Published : May 19, 2017, 6:43 pm IST
Updated : May 19, 2017, 6:43 pm IST

Police chief Khurania said 21 women engaged in flesh trade were rescued from brothels and 23 people have been arrested during the raids.

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Bhubaneswar: The police on Friday rescued 21 women engaged in flesh trade and arrested 23 people after sealing seven property here and in Cuttack, a senior police
officer said.

"In exercise of power conferred under section 18 (1) of Immoral Traffic (prevention) Act, 1956, the Commissioner of Police, Bhubaneswar-Cuttack ordered for eviction of offenders from and closure of hotels/houses/rooms/rooms/place/portion thereof which was used as brothel by way of attachment for a period of one year from the date of its actual attachment," Commissioner of Police Y B Khurania told reporters.

 

Khurania said 21 women engaged in flesh trade were rescued from these brothels and 23 people have been arrested during search and raids.

Officials involved in the raid said the houses, hotels and beauty parlours were located at Ashok Nagar, Bapuji Nagar, Laxmi Sagar, Chandrasekharpur and VSS Nagar of
Bhubaneswar and Ranihat in Cuttack.

"Since these units had past records of operating sex racket, we have taken such steps," Khurania said.

Tags: flesh trade, brothels, sex racket, prostitution
Location: India, Odisha, Bhubaneswar