Sukhwinder was in charge of the operation.
Two Indian women were among five people who were arrested for running a sex racket.
Police raided the premise in Patiala, Punjab on April 9, 2020. Three men and two women were arrested.
It was revealed that the women ran the operation and had done so from their home. Police discovered that they had been running the sex racket for 10 years.
While they had many clients, on April 5, they had over 60 clients. Despite the lockdown and curfew, people continued to visit the premise.
Locals had previously complained about the illegal operation, however, no action was taken. Police eventually decided to take action when a new station in-charge was posted.
Following the arrests, police identified the women as Sukhwinder Kaur and Manjeet Kaur.
The men were named Balwinder Singh, Sukhwant Singh and Jaspreet Singh.
According to police, a resident of the area had anonymously called the police and made a complaint.
Officers then conducted a raid on the property, which was located in a narrow street. They found the Indian women and men.
All five suspects were immediately arrested.
During the investigation, police found out that Sukhwinder was in charge of the operation.
Locals told officers that they had complained in the past but no action was taken.
Sukhwinder would also threaten them, telling them that she had contacts in Delhi, who would carry out crimes for her.
Police took action against the sex racket when Inspector Sarabjit Singh Cheema was posted at the station. He said that action was taken in order to ensure justice and to maintain the locals’ trust.
Inspector Cheema stated that cases were registered against the suspects under the Immoral Trafficking Act.
He added that they were also charged for violating the curfew.
The five accused were presented before the court before being remanded in custody while the investigation continues.
Sex rackets in unsuspecting places is a prevalent crime in India, however, police are making efforts to bring them down.
In a separate case, four women were arrested in Jalandhar, Punjab, for running a sex racket at a spa centre.
Not only were four women arrested but four men were also taken into custody for their involvement. This included Surinder Kumar, who worked as the ‘manager’ of the spa centre.
The spa centre business acted as a front for the sex racket operation.
During the police investigation, it was discovered that customers paid up to Rs. 2,000 (£21) to have sex with one of the sex workers. Regular customers received discounts.
ACP Harsimrat Singh stated that a case was registered at Ramamandi Police Station under the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act.