May 11, 2021

Odisha sex-racket : Three held in Puri

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Bhubaneswar, Sep. 16: The Puri police busted a sex racket in Baliapanda area of Puri, rescued two young girls and arrested 3 persons for allegedly running the sex-racket. A Scorpio, Rs 4,200 cash, medicine and other objectionable items were seized during the search.
The accused were identified as Chinmaya Swarup Panda from Jajpur Road, Sunil Kumar Samal from Balichandrapur and Chinmaya Ranjan Rout from Panikoili area.
Acting on a complaint registered by a young girl, the police raided a room in the Sea Site apartment in Baliapanda area and unveiled the sex racket. Three persons were held from the room whereas another one managed to escape.

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Police said, young girls were brought from Khordha district to Puri with the help of touts and engaged in flesh trade.