Prostitution racket busted in Srinagar, eight detained
Post by Aatif Qayoom on Tuesday, April 4, 2023
Srinagar, Apr 03: Police on Monday have arrested two persons for allegedly running the flesh trade from a rented accommodation in Bagh-e-Mehtab area of Srinagar .
Srinagar police tweeted, "A prostitution racket in a rented accommodation at Bagh-e-Mehtab busted. 2 persons running this arrested Irshad Ahmad Bhat of Pampore and Mohd Shafi Hajam of Karimabad Pulwama. 4 female sex workers (all locals of Srinagar) & 2 customers detained. FIR registered at chanpura PS"
The police have been investigating the matter for some time and finally conducted a raid on the rented accommodation, where the illegal prostitution activities were taking place. The suspects have been taken into custody and are now awaiting trial.
In a statement issued the police said, on the basis of a specific information a prostitution racket has been busted by Srinagar Police.
This Sex racket was being run by Irshad Ahmad Bhat S/O Shaban Bhat R/O Kadalbal Pampore and Mohd Shafi Hajam S/O Abdul Qayoom Hajam R/O Karim Abad Pulwama and others. The premises were raided by Chanpora Police station today, falling in the area of Bagh Mehtab.
The police spokesman further stated that both the persons were arrested on spot further 4 sex workers & 2 customers (all 6 are locals of Srinagar) were also detained for questioning. The whole racket was run from a rented house owned by one Altaf Hussain afaqi S/o Asadullah Afaqi R/o Chanapora.
FIR NO.19/2023 u/s 3,4,8 of Immoral trafficking act has been registered at chanpura PS. Further as the house owner had not done tenant verification of the tenants, he will also be booked.
All citizens are requested to do tenant verification if they have given their Houses/rooms/shops on rent.