HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
LALITPUR: A joint team of District Administration Office and Metropolitan Police Range, Lalitpur today raided a Sanepa-based house where ‘an underground alleged sex racket was operating and rounded up five women, including the main accused, for their involvement in illegal activities.
The raid took place after local residents filed a complaint with the District Administration Office that the house had become a forefront for flesh trade and that an investigation be launched to establish the truth, Inspector Abadesh Bista said.
Upon receiving information, MPR sent one of its investigators in the guise of a client to strike a deal with the women and busted the racket. A cache of male contraceptives were also seized from the house.
The arrested are in their 20s. However, no client was found engaged in immoral activities with them when police raided the house.
“Plainclothes cops had kept the house under surveillance for days before the raid,” an investigator informed. Citing preliminary investigation, a source said that the main accused in the ‘sex racket used to bring women to Lalitpur from Darjeeling to provide service to moneyed people and high-profile clients’.
Police refused to reveal the identities of the women as investigation was still under way.
Police have launched an all-out probe to find out about the alleged high-profile clients and other women working with the main accused on the basis of telephone call details. During interrogation, four of the women told police that they had arrived here a few weeks ago ‘for a recreational visit’ from Darjeeling. They are said to be Nepali-speaking women living in Darjeeling.