The Detective Department (DD) of the city police carried out an overnight raid where 30 persons, including the manager of a cafe, were arrested for disorderly conduct. Three bikes have also been seized during the raids at various night clubs and singing bars in Park Street, Shakespeare Sarani and several areas along the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass. All the arrested persons were later taken into custody by the respective police stations.
The police said, “30 persons were arrested for disorderly conduct and handed over to respective police stations on the point of jurisdiction for prosecution.” Police also said that the manager of a cafe situated at Gorky Terrace under Shakespeare Sarani police station was arrested for running the hookah parlour till 1.45 a.m., which is beyond permissible limit for operating such parlours. Separately, in two raids carried out by the officers of Anti Human Trafficking Unit (AHTU) of DD, two sex rackets were busted and 19 persons, including two brothel managers were arrested.
Acting on a tip-off that a brothel is being run in the name of a beauty parlour, the officers of AHTU conducted a raid at the parlour located at Sadananda Road in Kalighat on Saturday afternoon. As many as 15 customers and manager was arrested from the spot. The police also rescued nine sex workers from the place. A case pertaining to Section 120B (criminal conspiracy to commit an offence) under IPC and Sections 3,4,5,7 and 18 under Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act has been registered against the accused.
Three persons, including one female brothel manager cum owner and one pimp were arrested when the police conducted raid at a brothel running under the name of a spa at Sahapur Colony in New Alipore. A sex worker and a customer were found in a compromising state when the cops swooped on the spa last night. Money given by the customer was also confiscated from there. Earlier, altogether eight persons were apprehended by the city police in July for operating a sex racket in the guise of a luxurious spa at Ballygunge area.