Prostitution Racket Busted at OYO Hotel in Noida: 7 Women Rescued, 4 Men Arrested
OYO Hotel in Noida on Thursday, the police successfully busted a prostitution racket being operated from an OYO hotel in Sector 41, Noida. The raid was conducted following a tip-off about suspicious activities being carried out at the hotel. During the raid, the police found seven women and four men at the hotel, which included three hotel staffers and a customer. Out of the four men, one was a customer and the other three were identified as hotel staffers, namely Gajendra Kumar (manager), Alok Kumar Singh, and Praveen Singh. The police arrested all four men and rescued the seven women.
Details of the Bust at OYO Hotel in Noida
The police raided the OYO Hotel in Noida at around 1 am on Thursday with the help of the Anti-Human Trafficking Unit (AHTU) and the Sector 39 police station. During the raid, the police found a lot of objectionable items and evidence from the spot. The police recovered 14 mobile phones, a Paytm scanner, Rs 1,900 cash, and other items from their possession.
According to DCP Harish Chandar, a case has been registered against the four men under the provisions of The Immoral Trafficking (Prevention) Act. During the interrogation, it was discovered that the prostitution racket had been operating for the past 20 days and had been serving clients every day. The exact number of clients is still under investigation.
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The Role of Sahil and His Wife Shivani
Police officials also revealed that two more persons involved in the case, Sahil and his wife Shivani, are absconding. The building where the prostitution racket was being operated had been rented out to Sahil about 20 days ago for a rent of Rs 70,000. Sahil and his wife had been running the prostitution racket, and they contacted women and lured them into prostitution by promising payments ranging from Rs 4,000 to Rs 6,000. However, when the women would turn up at the hotel, they were forced to work for as low as Rs 500.
The Women Rescued
Out of the seven women rescued by the police, four are residents of Delhi while the others are from Noida. After the bust, the women were taken to the One Stop Centre, where they have been provided shelter. The police have decided to write to OYO to deregister the property. When contacted, OYO officials refused to comment.
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The successful bust of the prostitution racket at the OYO hotel in Sector 41, Noida, is a reminder that such illegal activities will not be tolerated by the authorities. The police have taken swift action to arrest the culprits and rescue the women involved. It is hoped that this will act as a deterrent to others involved in such activities and send a strong message to society that human trafficking and prostitution will not be allowed to thrive in our communities.