Rourkela: Police today busted a sex racket operating from an abandoned staff quarters of Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) in Sector-13 area under Sector-15 police limits here.
Police have arrested four persons in this connection which include the kingpin of the racket, two sex workers and a pimp, police sources said.
They have been forwarded to court, the sources added.
Acting on information shared by the Control Room of the District Police Office, a team from Sector-15 police station raided quarter nos. A/191 and A/192 in Sector-13.
During the raid while one person managed to escape, two sex workers from neighbouring West Bengal and one pimp were apprehended, police sources revealed.
Police seized objectionable items like used and unused condoms, two mobile phones and one motorcycle, Rs 1600 in cash, Aadhar Cards, Debit Cards, etc from the premises.
While the two sex workers are from West Bengal, the pimp has been identified as Manas Ranjan Mohanty.
Interrogation of Mohanty and the two sex workers led to the arrest of the kingpin of the racket Bharati Patra of Sector-17.
Bharati has allegedly admitted to having procured the women from West Bengal and had knowingly engaged them in prostitution, police sources revealed.