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Sex racket running under garb of salon busted; 10 sex workers held

Following a tip-off, the police sent decoys to Grace Unisex Thai Salon and Spa in Sector 7, Rohini. On confirmation of the illegal racket being run, they raided the premises.

delhi Updated: Jul 05, 2017 10:17 IST
Karn Pratap Singh
Karn Pratap Singh
Hindustan Times
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The female manager of the salon, a trained beautician, lured customers into using their ‘other services’ that included sexual pleasures.(Photo for representational purpose only)

A prostitution racket, which was being run under the garb of a salon and spa in Delhi’s Rohini was busted on Thursday by the Delhi Police.

Two men, who ran the flesh trade and 10 female sex workers were arrested by a team from Rohini North police station after a raid conducted at Grace Unisex Thai Salon and Spa in Sector 7, Rohini.

The arrested operators of the racket were identified as Manjeet Singh and Sandeep. The 10 arrested sex workers were aged between 21 and 26 years. One of them was a trained beautician and her job was to trick customers, who visited the salon for hair cut or spa, into using their “other services” that included sexual pleasures, said police.

According to Rishipal, deputy commissioner of police (Rohini), the trade was being run from a commercial space for which the racketeers paid Rs 44,000 a month, almost double the standard rent amount in the area.

The DCP said Rohini North police received a tip-off about flesh trade being run under the garb of the salon. “We sent our constable along with the informer to the salon as decoys. The female manager lured them and asked to per Rs 2,000 per person for sexual pleasures,” Rishipal said.

After the deal was finalised and the payment was made, the decoys alerted the raiding team waiting outside the salon in plain clothes. The arrests followed.

“During interrogation, the two men revealed that they were running the sex racket from the premises for the last two months,” said the DCP.

The two also revealed that of the Rs 2,000 they used to charge from each customer, Rs 1,000 was given to the sex worker as her commission. The arrested women told police that they were willingly involved in the prostitution racket for quick money, said a police officer.

First Published: Jun 24, 2017 18:07 IST