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Sex racket busted in Jammu, social networks used for flesh trade

Between 15-20 people have been apprehended by the police, he said, but refused to divulge their names saying that investigations are in progress.

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To avoid getting caught by police, people associated with sex racket used to seal deals with their clients online using social media sites including WhatsApp and Facebook.

CLAIMING to have busted a high tech inter-state sex racket being run online in the City of Temples in Jammu, the Jammu Kashmir Police have approached social media site including Facebook and Google to check misuse of their sites for running the flesh trade.

“We have approached the Facebook and Google requesting them for check against activities involving flesh trade,’’ said Senior Superintendent of Police for Jammu, Dr Sunil Gupta. Between 15-20 people have been apprehended by the police, he said, but refused to divulge their names saying that investigations are in progress.

This followed raids at various hotels and residential places in Jammu city and its outskirts since Saturday afternoon. To avoid getting caught by police, people associated with sex racket used to seal deals with their clients online using social media sites including WhatsApp and Facebook, he said, adding that right from showing photographs of the call girls to finalization of money and place of meeting used to be finalized online.

The raids followed inputs about some people having put some mobile phone numbers on a social media site for prospective customers “seeking sex with excellent model girls from Jammu’’. Immediately registering an FIR under Section 67 of Information Technology Act and Section 5/8 of Immoral Trafficking Act at Janipur Police Station, the cops with their help of their cyber cell experts nabbed three people whose mobile phone numbers were listed on that site.

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On their disclosures, police teams raided various hotels and houses in the city and its outskirts apprehending some more people. Refusing to divulge names of the apprehended people on grounds of investigations being in progress, Gupta said that the racket was spread over to Mumbai, Delhi, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh and other states of the country.