first_imgKOLKATA: A sleaze racket has been busted by the city police on Thursday night and as many as 11 persons including some women have been arrested for their alleged involvement.Acting on a tip-off, the Anti-Women Trafficking department of the city police raided an apartment under Karaya police station and arrested the accused. The sleaze racket was operating in the guise of Spa centre. Among the arrested, there were some sex workers, a woman manager of the Spa, some touts and customers. Police had received a complaint from locals saying certain ‘illegal’ activities were taking place inside the Spa for quite some time. On the basis of the information, police raided it on Thursday night. They are trying to know the names of others involved in the racket. Some of the policemen went to the flat and caught the accused. Police have started a case under the Immoral Trafficking Act. They are conducting raids to nab the other culprits. Locals informed police that people used to visit the place throughout the day. Initially, they thought it to be a Spa centre operating at the apartment and could never realise that a sleaze racket was active. However, locals smelled a rat and reported the matter to the local police. During the preliminary investigation police came to know that the manager used to operate the sleaze racket. A detailed probe has been initiated in this regard. Cops have also come to know that the sex workers who have been arrested, aged between 21 and 27, used to visit the Spa on a regular basis. They are being interrogated in detail.last_img