Saturday, June 11, 2011

Sex racket busted in Gangtok

Neighbour's Tip-off leads to raid on house in Arithang

Arithang area
GANGTOK,June 11: An alleged organised sex racket, operating out of a house in the Upper Arithang area of Gangtok, was busted by the Sikkim police on Saturday night around 12.30pm.

Working on a tip off from neighbour one Mr.Pradhan, a team led by SDPO,Gangtok DSP Ms.Ongmu Bhutia,PI Tshering Sherpa and other police officials from Gangtok Sadar Thana, raided the house on night and took 4-5 persons into custody, including three women.The racket allegedely operated by a local lady Sharmila Subba who used her house to provide sex services to clients as reported by their neighbour to media.

SDPO Gangtok DSP Ms.Ongmu Bhutia said those taken into custody have confirmed of alleged activities. They had been hired to work in the house where sex racket was flourishing.
The arrests were made under various sections of the Immoral Trafficking Prevention Act.
Local residents alleged that the sex racket had been thriving in house for at least six months now.

“We had sensed that something wrong was going on in that house.

“As we were not sure about what was going on, we had not informed the police earlier,” said Mr. Bhushan Pradhan, who lives near the house.

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