Dibrugarh police on Saturday dismantled a prostitution racket in three different locations in Dibrugarh town. Four people, accused of being pimps, were arrested for their involvement in the same case.
Police say the raids were carried out after reports were received that a group of pimps had organized prostitution rackets in the area. The raids led to the arrests of Babu Ali, Hemanta Gogoi, Nazim Ahmed and Farida Begum.
Dibrugarh Police Superintendent Shwetank Mishra said the raids were carried out in Gandhi Nagar, Alokpath and Nalipool after receiving reports that girls were “drawn into such activity”.
He added that a mother-son duo had also been arrested for being part of the racketeering. Mishra added that the defendants Farida Begum and Nazim Ahmed had been leading the racketeering for many years from their apartment and were part of a larger network of criminals involved in the flesh trade.
According to sources, “agents” work in conjunction with local gangs to lure young girls into the profession without falling under the radar of the law. However, the police have stepped up their operations against such acts.
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