FROM A CORRESPONDENT
DHUBRI, Nov 10: A giant well thought-out racket of flesh trade is flourishing in Dhubri town and its outskirts area along Indo-Bangla border for the past couple of years.
Local residents alleged that proprietors of some hotels and lodges in the area are allegedly involved in the flesh trade. The racket is carrying the immoral trafficking just hoodwinking the authorities under cover of hotels and restaurants. It is alleged that these motels are selling liquor, flouting all rules and regulation of excise department while a majority of the joints do not have any kind of liquor license.
They further alleged that the police administrations have failed to take any action against this organized gang.
Even after publication of media reports numerous times, these illegal, illicit and immoral acts continue without the slightest hindrance.
Prostitution is on the rise in this area because, the check gates that dot the inter-state borders, slow the movements of the trucks; enticing drivers to move their trucks into the temptations of parking lots for spicy food and a night’s rest with low-priced wine.
Besides the truckers, young men serving in the armed forces and many local youths are the regular customers in these brothels.
The hotel attendants generally act as pimps for the sex workers. They hold the mobile numbers of the girls and engage them in accordance to the customer’s budget.
Sources alleged that the intolerable fact of the whole unholy nexus is that, the local police and the excise departments also hold a share of the illicit businesses in the area, according to the careworn local people. The other alarming side of the whole business is the rising number of freshly HIV infected people in the area.
“Truck drivers coming from different directions ferry fatal HIV virus for the people and girls indulging in sex business get infected without knowing it,” a local resident said.
It may be mentioned that police recently arrested a BJP leader with two sex workers from a lodge in Dhubri. Police said BJP worker Jahangir Mandal (36) was found in a compromising situation with two girls at Nehar Lodge.