The local police claimed to have busted a sex trade racket and arrested six persons, including three women, from Rehmatgarh village near Malerkotla, 35 km from here, on Tuesday.
Acting on a tip-off, the police conducted raid at a house in the village and arrested the accused.
The arrested have been identified as Baljit Kaur, Parveen Kaur, Amandeep Kaur, Amrit Singh, Sanjay Khan and Amrit Singh. All of them belong to nearby areas.
Investigation officer Kuldeep Singh said accused Baljit had taken the house on rent recently and was allegedly running a prostitution racket. The police said they had received many complaints from local residents about such immoral activities in the village.
The police said kingpin Baljit used to deliver girls to different places and had been involved in this business for the past many years.
The police have booked the accused under the immoral trafficking Act and sent them to 14-day judicial remand.