Two sex rackets busted in a week
Srinagar, Apr 11 (NNV): Srinagar police on Tuesday said it have busted another prostitution racket in Nowgam area of Srinagar by arrested three persons including a woman.
Srinagar police, in a Tweet, informed that the sex racket was busted following investigation in Chanpura case.
It said three persons including a woman and her husband have been arrested, while two customers and a sex worker have also been detained.
As per the sources, on reliable inputs, a police party of Chanapora police station cracked another sex scandal at Nowgam area here.
As per the Police sources,the residential/shopping complex of Abdul Rashid Kakroo R/o Hyderpora at Shankar-Pora Wanbal Nowgam was searched in presence of Naib Tehsildar B.k Pora after police got specific inputs about the sex racket.
The arrested persons were residents of Charlpora Nowgam, Pantha Chowk, Narbal, Zonimar Soura. Shabir Ahmad and Shazia are husband and wife and are tenants. One Tavera bearing registration number JK01AP- 3251 was also seized during this raid conducted by the police.
“Investigation in chanpura case led to busting of another prostitution racket in Nowgam area. 1) Shabir Mir of charlipora nowgam, 2) his wife Shazia Mir & 3) Adil Gulzar Hazar of Soura arrested on spot for operating this racket. 2 customers & a sex worker also detained(all locals),” police tweeted.
Earliar, Police had on April 3, busted a prostitution racket in Bagh-e-Mehtab area in uptown Srinagar. Two persons were arrested on spot, while further 4 sex workers and 2 customers were also detained.
The whole racket was run from a rented house owned by one Altaf Hussain Afaqi son of Asadullah Afaqi of Chanapora. He was arrested under section 3 of Immoral trafficking prevention act 1956 (ITPA).
â€œOwner of the house used for immoral activities namely: Altaf Hussain Afaki S/o Asadullah Afaki R/o chanapora arrested under section 3 of Immoral trafficking prevention act 1956(ITPA). Proceedings started for formal attachment/sealing of house as per section 18 of ITPA,â€ police said.
The accused were identified as Mohammad Shafi Hajam son Abdul Khaliq Hajam resident of Karimabad Pulwama and Arshad Ahmad Bhat son of Mohammad Shaban resident of Pampore, Pulwama.
â€œBoth the main accused of the Chanapora sex scandal case booked under PSA as well. They are: 1) Mohd Shafi Hajam S/O Abdul Khaliq Hajam R/O Karimabad Pulwama and 2) Arshad Ahmad Bhat S/O Mohd Shaban Bhat R/O Pampore Pulwamaâ€ Srinagar police.
While as Police on Saturday booked two main accused of Chanapora sex scandal case under Public Safety Act (PSA).