Sex racket busted, four arrested

Sex racket busted, four arrested

Women aged between 22-33, owner used to take 50 pc commission

Four women have been arrested for alleged involvement in a flesh trade racket operated from a residential complex at Rajender Nagar in central Delhi, police said on Saturday.

Devesh Chandra Shrivastva, additional deputy commissioner of police (central), said three of the accused are sex workers,  aged between 22 to 33.

“We had received a tip-off on Friday that a brothel was being run at a house in Old Rajender Nagar. The information was further developed and a decoy customer was sent to the house to fix a deal,” Shrivastva added.

The door was opened by a woman who was later identified as the owner of the brothel.
She paraded three sex workers before the decoy customer, and said she charged Rs 1,000 per customer.

“After getting the signal from the decoy customer, the premises was raided and three sex workers and the brothel owner were apprehended,” Shrivastva said.

On sustained interrogation, the owner of the brothel told police that two of the sex workers are from Delhi, while the third is a native of Nepal.

She also confessed that she dealt with the customers herself. “She used to take 50 per cent of the money paid by customers as her commission, while the remaining amount was paid to the sex worker,” Shrivastva added.

They became part of the racket to fulfill their family requirements as well as to enjoy a lavish lifestyle, police said.

They are not very educated and belong to the middle-income families.

Initial probe has also revealed that they were involved in the flesh trade for the past six to seven months.

“The brothel owner had engaged the sex workers on different pretexts to favour them either with handsome money or to provide them security in future by all means,” Shrivastva said.

A case has been registered against the four women under  the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act at Rajender Nagar police station.

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