8 women arrested in internet based sex racket in Jammu

Jammu: Acting on a tip-off, a special team of Jammu police late evening raided several locations in the winter capital and arrested several persons including women, on the charges of ‘immoral trafficking’.

Though, the exact number of locations raided and arrests made were not disclosed by the police till the last reports came in, the highly placed sources informed that more than 12 persons including 8 women were arrested from different locations while the raids were on.

Sources said that acting on the tip-off; police party from police station Janipur raided a hotel in DPS lane under the jurisdiction of police station Peer Mittha and arrested 2 boys and 2 girls from different rooms in compromising state.

“Later raid was also conducted at several other places including Bakshi Nagar and Janipur from where more girls and boys were recovered and arrested. All the accused were sent to police station Janipur while the team was continuously raiding other locations also” sources added.

According to sources in the police specific email addresses, social media accounts and WhatsApp numbers were being employed to engage the prospective customers.

According to the sources the sex workers used to call customers at 3-4 locations before finally meeting just to confirm if these customers were not cops.

Sources further disclosed that in order to make operation a grand success, lady police was also called from women cell Jammu by the officials heading the team while several other lady police officers were also the part of the team.