Prostitution racket busted in Sector 52, Chandigarh

5 persons held | 10 women rescued from hotel

Prostitution racket busted in Sector 52, Chandigarh

The UT police busted a prostitution racket operating from a hotel in Kajheri, Sector 52, here, on Saturday night. Ten women were rescued from the hotel.

Chandigarh, July 26

The UT police busted a prostitution racket operating from a hotel in Kajheri, Sector 52, here, on Saturday night. Ten women were rescued from the hotel.

The police have registered a case against eight persons, including a woman. Of this, five persons have been arrested. The police had a tip-off that a sex racket was being operated from Hotel Moonlight. A decoy customer was sent to the hotel before carrying out the raid.

As soon as the decoy customer handed over the money, a police team raided the hotel. Ten women, who were forced into the prostitution, were rescued from the hotel.

The police said a case had been registered against a pimp, Poonam, two brothers, who run the hotel, identified as Gaurav Sharma and Hrithik Sharma, hotel manager Jovanjeet Singh, Rahul, Rajesh Kumar, Rocky and building owner Shupinder Singh at the Sector 36 police station. Five suspects were arrested in the case. They were produced before a court, which sent them to judicial custody. The women have been handed over to their families. — TNS

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