Guwahati: In a major development, Tinsukia police with the help of Digboi police busted an alleged sex racket running from a hotel cum restaurant named ‘Digboi Tourist Lodge’.
The police also apprehended seven persons for their alleged involvement in the sex racket while 7 young girls who reportedly are of 14 to 24 years were rescued.
The arrested persons have been identified as Vijay Shankar Agarwal of Konsa (Arunachal Pradesh), Amsar Ali of Ledu (Assam), Adab Ansari of Margherita (Assam), Arif Shah of Ledu, Jalaluddin Talukdar of Konsa Upper Market.
As per reports, it is being said that following the complaint of a 15-year-old girl’s father, the Tinsukia police started an investigation and also deployed sources, and eventually, it managed to establish contact with the girl.
The girl guided Tinsukia police to a lodge in Digboi which resulted in the arrest of the owner of the Digboi tourist lodge, Pankaj Barua.
During the raid, by both Tinsukia Police and Digboi Police, five persons were nabbed, and a hotel employee and police also recovered seven young girls, including four minors, from various rooms of the hotel.