Sex racket busted in Handwara, five persons including house owner, his wife arrested: Police

A sex worker and two customers were also arrested besides cash amounting to Rs 47,800 was recovered from the spot.
 Police have arrested five persons in Handwara
Police have arrested five persons in Handwara

Srinagar, Apr 25: Jammu and Kashmir police on Tuesday said it busted a sex racket in Handwara area of north Kashmir Kupwara district and arrested five persons including a house owner and his wife. 

Quoting a police spokesperson in a statement, news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) reported that an information was received by police from reliable sources about a racket of immoral activities operating from the house of an individual in Reshipora. 

The statement read that a search party conducted a raid in the house of Shabir Ahmad War of Reshipora, where a sex racket was busted. 

It said that five persons were arrested from the spot, including the house owner and his wife, one sex worker and two customers. "Cash amounting to Rs 47,800 was was also recovered from the spot."

Those who have been arrested include as Rayees Ah Lone of Dangerpora, Rafiabad, Bilal Ahmad Sheikh of Binner, Baramulla, a female sex worker (name withheld), Shabir Ahmad War (house owner) of Rishipora and wife of the house owner (name withheld).

It added a case FIR No. 37/2023 under relevant sections of law has been registered at PS Kralgund and investigation has been initiated. 

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