Following several complaints, the police on Tuesday afternoon raided Hotel Khurana near Jagraon bridge in the old city area and arrested 18 people.The residents had filed written complaints in this context with the local police stations and senior police officials, but no action was taken.
The operation by a team of CIA raided the hotel and arrested nine girls and eight men, including the manager of the hotel. However, the police had not provided any details in the case till late Tuesday evening.ADCP crime Manjit Singh Dhesi said that they were investigating the case and would reveal the details after proper interrogation.
Sources from the police department said that some of the girls arrested were minors and were brought to the hotel for the flesh trade.
The residents alleged that immoral activities were going on in the hotel from past many years, but the police had not taken any action.
They said that the hotel manager allowed the entry of girls and boys from the back gate of the hotel.