BHUBANESWAR: The commissionerate police forwarded four persons including a restaurant owner, who have been arrested on charges of flesh trade, to court on Thursday.
Police on Wednesday busted a sex racket running inside a restaurant located in Bomikhal area under Laxmisagar police limits. Four persons including the owner of the restaurant were nabbed, while they were indulged in flesh trade.
Police said the lady rescued from the spot has been sent to a short stay home.
The arrested persons were identified as owner of the restaurant Jyotiranjan Nayak hails from Bhandaripokhari area, customer Sanjay Kumar Khantua of Govindapur, Ramchandra Mallick of Niyalli and Srikanta Singh of Kaipadar.
Police rescued a lady forced into this trade. Being alerted of the police presence another person fled away from the spot. Local cops have launched a manhunt to nab other persons involve in the crime.
Laxmisagar Inspector-in-charge (IIC) Bharat Sahoo said, under his active supervision a team, acting on a tip off, raided Fortune Moonland restaurant located under Laxmisagar police limits and apprehended four persons including the owner. The police have seized Rs 6000, five mobile phones, cigarette packets and objectionable articles from their possession, he added.
About the flesh trade, the IIC revealed that the owner Jyotiranjan Nayak had been running flesh trade in his restaurant since many days. He used to engage women after bringing them from Kolkata, promising them to pay huge sum. For a day, the owner has kept Rs 5000-Rs 8000 in the context of selecting women by the customers who come to the restaurant.
When the customer arrives to the restaurant, the women engaged were told to serve alcohol and thereafter they had a deal with the customers to get into this crime. Except the restaurant, the owners has other places where he runs this illegal trade, the IIC further revealed following a thorough interrogation of the accused persons.