Prashant Acharya, EOI, SILIGURI, 2 Jul 2016: An ongoing sex racket in Siliguri was busted on Friday night with police arresting 18 people from the Pradhan Nagar area. Acting on a tip-off, the Pradhan Nagar police conducted a raid at a guest house and arrested 12 males and six females and also seized two cars from them.
Siliguri police commissionerate DCP Indra Chakraborty confirmed the arrest of the 18 people from the Pradhan Nagar area last night. He said the police have received bonafide information of the involvement of many more people in the sex racket.
The investigation is ongoing, he said, adding the accused are residents of Alipurduar, Siliguri, Kolkata and other adjacent areas.
All the 18 arrested were today produced in Siliguri court from where 12 were sent to police custody and the remaining six to jail custody.
A few months back too, the Pradhan Nagar police raided a flat where immoral activities were being carried out and arrested three females, of whom two were from Hooghly and the third from Islampur.