Six men and three women were found inside when police officers entered.
Four people were arrested on Thursday, April 18, 2019, for their role in running a sex racket in New Delhi.
An investigation into the illegal operation was jointly conducted by the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) and the police.
The sex racket was located in Aman Vihar in outer Delhi and it was raided.
The raid was conducted after the DWC received a call on the women’s helpline 181 from a man who said that there was a prostitution racket being run from a house in the neighbourhood.
A team from the DCW arrived at the area on the morning of Thursday, April 18, 2019, and spoke to some of the residents. They identified the house and confirmed that a sex racket was being run from there during the day.
The DCW team spotted four women entering the property at approximately 10:30 am. Within 15 minutes of entering, one of the women left the house.
Soon, a group of men arrived on bikes and scooters. They were seen making calls before they were allowed to enter the house.
Bamboo blinds covered the house which made it difficult to see what went on inside the house.
The DCW then informed the police and they raided the building in the afternoon. Six men and three women were found inside when police officers entered.
When they realised that they had been caught red-handed, a man identified as Gautam, who was the owner of the house, opened a back door to allow four of them to escape.
However, when the tried to flee, they were caught by the residents surrounding the property.
They were all taken to Aman Vihar police station where the women stated that they were adults and were engaging in prostitution of their own free will.
The DCW said that they received Rs. 250 (£2.80) per client and each woman “had to sleep with at least seven clients” during the day.
A senior police official confirmed that three women and the property owner, Gautam, had been arrested.
One woman told the police that she was an orphan. The second woman said she was abused by her drug-addicted husband and had gone into prostitution to support her family.
According to the DCW, the third woman refused to say anything.
The police officer said: “We received information from the DCW on Thursday and raided the premises. Three women and a man, the owner of the house, were arrested. Further investigation is underway.”