Lucknow, 14 February: In the guise of massage parlours, salons under Indiranagar and Ghazipur police stations of the capital were found running flesh trade, police said.
However, girls were made available to the customer by making messages and missed calls.
On Sunday, city police by exposing the sex racket, arrested 35 people from three spa centres, including 20 young women, 15 men and operators. Meanwhile, on the spot, cash worth Rs 2.58 lakh and objectionable materials have also been found.
According to Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (ADCP) North Zone Prachi Singh, for several days, complaints were being received that unethical work was being done under the cover of the massage parlour. After this, eight teams were formed for raiding under her including ACP Mahanagar Yogesh Kumar, Ajay Tripathi from Indiranagar, Prashant Mishra from Ghazipur, Farid Ahmed from Gudamba, Inspector Vikasnagar and ‘Mahila’ police station.
“During the raids at massage parlours, girls and men were found in an objectionable condition. They were arrested and brought to the police station and was being interrogated,” Prachi Singh told.
Police raided these spa centers
ACP Ghazipur Yogesh Kumar said that the Amaya Heaven Salon and Spa Center, Ishwarpuri Indiranagar Sector-12, Just Heaven Salon and Spa Center Om Plaza Indiranagar Sector-19 and the Mountain Salon and Spa Center in Ghazipur Police Station area were raided.
The arrested girls are said to be from Lucknow and surrounding districts. At the same time, all the men are residents of Lucknow. The female director of The Mountain Salon has been arrested while others including absconding director Ayush are being searched.
Police is going through the details
ADCP said that during investigation, mobiles of all the girls working in the salon, spa parlour have been seized. Till now, it has been found that the women working in the massage parlour used to book customers through mobile. Two thousand rupees were taken for massage. After this, they were charged a rate of five to 10 thousand rupees for other facilities. The number of customers coming to the massage parlour was registered. The details of the register mobile numbers received by the police are being investigated.