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Brothel operating in spa's guise busted in Kolkata, 5 held

Monday - February 24, 2020 9:08 pm , Category : INDIA
Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) An alleged brothel running in the guise of a spa in south Kolkata's Short Street has been busted and five persons including the owner and two pimps arrested, while three girls were rescued, a senior police officer said on Monday.
Acting on source's information, a team of the anti-human trafficking unit of the city police's Detective Department raided the "Chandan N Sylvia by Ahmed Salon and Spa" and found the brothel purportedly being operated there.
Five persons - the manager-cum-owner, two pimps and two customers - were arrested during Saturday's raid. Three girls were rescued, said city police's Joint Commissioner, Crime, Murlidhar Sharma.
The manager-cum-owner and the two pimps have been sent to police custody till March 6.
A case of criminal conspiracy under the Indian Penal Code and under various sections of the Immoral Trafficking Act has been filed against the accused.

--IANS ssp/vd