Cops raid ho­tel, ar­rest 12 for im­moral traf­fick­ing

Hindustan Times (Patiala) - - Punjab/u'khand - HT Cor­re­spon­dent let­ter­schd@hin­dus­tan­times.com

TARNTARAN: With the ar­rest of 12 per­sons, po­lice have busted an al­leged sex racket be­ing run in a Tarn Taran ho­tel, Kakka Kan­di­ala by­pass, 5 km from the district head­quar­ters on Fri­day.

The six cou­ples were ar­rested in a com­pro­mis­ing po­si­tion, said po­lice.

The owner and the man­ager of Da­man Inn ho­tel have been run­ning a sex racket for last few weeks, said po­lice.

Se­nior su­per­in­ten­dent of po­lice (SSP) Dar­shan Singh Mann said, “Sta­tion house of­fi­cer (SHO) of city po­lice sta­tion, Chan­dar Bhushan, re­ceived se­cret in­for­ma­tion that a sex racket was be­ing run by the ho­tel owner Deepak Singh and man­ager Prab­hjot Singh.”

He said, soon af­ter get­ting the in­for­ma­tion, a team-led by the SHO con­ducted raid at the said ho­tel. “Dur­ing the raid, the team caught six cou­ples from dif­fer­ent ho­tel rooms. How­ever, the ho­tel owner and man­ager man­aged to flee from the spot,” said the SSP.

SHO Chan­dar Bhushan said, “We had been re­ceiv­ing com­plaints from the res­i­dents liv­ing near the ho­tel. The ar­rested ac­cused are all adults,” he said.

The po­lice have also reg­is­tered a case un­der Sec­tions 3, 4, 5, 6 of the Im­moral Traf­fic Preven­tion Act, 1956 against the six cou­ples and the ho­tel owner and man­ager at city po­lice sta­tion. “Ef­forts are be­ing made to nab the ab­scond­ing ac­cused,” he said.

THE HO­TEL OWNER AND MAN­AGER FLED FROM SPOT, SAY PO­LICE; THE RAID WAS CON­DUCTED FOL­LOW­ING A TIP­OFF

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