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Assam: Massive Sex Racket Busted In Nagaon, 17 Held

The racket was being run out of a dhaba on Nagaon's Barghat bypass.

Assam: Massive Sex Racket Busted In Nagaon, 17 Held

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  24 March 2023 6:26 AM GMT

GUWAHATI: On March 23, Nagoan police announced that they had uncovered a prostitution ring and had detained 17 suspects, including a dhaba owner, who were reportedly responsible for running the illicit business.

The racket was being run out of a dhaba on Nagaon's Barghat bypass.

After some police officers conducted a raid at the Bhogdoi dhaba on the basis of a tip, the lid blew off.

Leena Doley, the Nagaon SP, told the reporters that "we have got various tips regarding this unlawful activity running at Bhogdoi dhaba."

Following the raid, up to 17 people who were allegedly clients, brokers, or workers of the dhaba engaged in this trade have been detained. Along with the primary broker, Dulal Ahmed, the dhaba's owner, Ratul Hazarika, has also been detained.

The SP further stated that five women who were saved were coerced into this line of work and would be sent for counselling with the court's approval.

Both the dhaba owner and the broker who participated in the trade are the targets of a human trafficking prosecution. When questioned, the clients confessed to the offence and claimed that the broker, Dulal Admed, used to give them access to ladies in exchange for payment.

In Assam, 203 cases of human trafficking were reported, while 349 traffickers were detained in 2021. These startling details were given by Ajay Kumar Mishra, Minister of State for Home Affairs, in response to a question posed by Arunachal MP Tapir Gao during a Lok Sabha Question Hour session.

Crime in India, the National Crime Records Bureau's annual publication, compiles crime statistics that have been submitted to it by the States and Union Territories (UTs).

Information on instances and suspects detained under the Human Trafficking Act in the North Eastern States, including the State of Assam, for the year 2021 reveals that Arunachal Pradesh reported three crimes and detained five suspects.

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