Girls belong to various cities around Udaipur as well as from Assam and West Bengal
Agents included a couple and two ladies as well
The recent gangrape case and involvement of a sex trade business and an agent in the case, led the Udaipur Police to crackdown on the flesh trade racket in the city.
Today, teams from five Udaipur Police stations laid siege on 5 different locations that were suspected of running such an immoral business.
Additional Superintendent of Police, Gopal Swarup Mewara, in his address to media personnel today, said that five teams under Dy SP Mahendra Paarik, Dy SP Rajeev Joshi, Dy SP Sudha Palawat and Dy SP Chetna Bhati raided suspect locations in Sukher, Pratapnagar, Bhupalpura, Savina and Hiran Magri. 13 girls and 10 agents were rounded up from these locations in a day. The agents included 2 women as well.
He added that the Police had been regularly updated on the complaints of such activities in the city. The Police had taken their time to setup the teams and modus operandi.
Sukher Police team, under the supervision of Dy SP Paarik raided one Hotel Gokul in Sukher. Two girls, one each from Assam and West Bengal were taken into custody, along with owner of the hotel, Jeet (27), Rahul Nautiyal (26) and Harshit Kumawat (25).
Dy SP Rajeev Joshi and his team raided a location and arrested an agent by the name of Dharmendra, along with three girls who were involved in the sex trade business.
Elsewhere, Dy SP Sudha Palawal and her team from Bhupalpura Police station, raided Hotel Ganpati in Shakti Nagar and arrested two hotel managers along with 4 girls.
Meanwhile, across the city in Hiran Magri, Dy SP Chetna Bhati and her team from the police station raided a house in VIP Colony and arrested a female agent, Baby Sindhi and another girl. The team raided another location in Hiran Magri and arrested a couple Manish Chhabda and Rekha Chhabra along with three girls from a house in Sector 6.
The team had split up as random customers and conducted a surgical strike on 5 locations. These arrests were made under the Prevention of Immoral Trafficking Act (PITA). Further interrogation by the Police will lead the law enforcers to more such areas in a attempt to cleanse the city off such immoral businesses.