Flesh trade in Shimla’s private hotel busted, owner and 2 pimps arrested
Shimla: Shimla Police has arrested the owner of a private hotel in Shimla’s Dhalli area along with two pimps in relation to flex trade. Seven females aged between 25-30 years were also rescued. The strings of the main racket are said to be attached to neighbouring Punjab.
On a tip-off, the police raided the hotel late night on Monday. As per the initial information, the women are married and belong to Bhatinda, Panchkula, and Nahan.
The arrested pimps were identified as natives of Faridkot and Zirkpur. The police suspected the sex racket was being operated from Punjab.
There is no word regarding the arrest of any customer so far. More details are awaited.
Prior to it, in February 2017, police has arrested three women for running a sex racket in Shimla. Police had laid a trap through a decoy customer. During the conversation with the decoy customer, Rs 15,000 was demanded for one night and Rs 2,000 for an hour during the day.
In December 2015, 10 people including five call girls and kingpin of the racket were arrested from a private hotel in Shimla. In this case too, the police had used a decoy customer who had revealed that Rs 15,000 were demanded for two girls. After negotiations, the deal was finalized for Rs 13,000. This racket was being run from Punjab.
In July 2015, sex tourism was busted in Shimla when the police had raided two hotels in Shogi at Kalka-Shimla National Highway. Police had arrested 32 people including eight call girls, pimps, racket owners, and the hotel owners.
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