Prostitution racket: seven thermal centers raided in Mohali, 3 detained

Crackdown on a prostitution racket, police raided seven spa centers along VIP Road in Zirakpur on Saturday. The owner of one of the establishments and two customers were arrested.

Acting on a tip-off, police teams led by Station Officer (SHO) Deepinder Singh raided the establishments. The SHO said: “During the raids, a sex racket was busted and arrests were made as a result. We detained 39 women and interrogated them. However, the women were not arrested because they were victims.

The SHO said efforts were underway to arrest the owners of the other six spas. The defendants were convicted under sections 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) and 370 (punishment for trafficking) of the Indian Penal Code and sections of the Prevention of Immoral Traffic Act 1956.

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