Police busts brothel, pimp among 3 arrested in Jammu

Jammu, Sep 12: Police on Wednesday claimed to have busted a brothel here on city outskirts and arrested three persons including a pimp on a complaint lodged by an NGO namely ‘Betiyaan Foundation’. “A written complaint was submitted on Tuesday by one Urja Singh, State President ‘Betiyan Foundation’, Sub Office at Talab Tillo alongwith other two lady members namely Radika Khajuria and Geeta Thakur at police station Bishnah,” Ramesh Kotwal SSP Headquarters here said. He said that the complainants submitted that one Sumaro Devi,48, wife of Rashpal Chand, resident of Chak Bana Fatwal, Tehsil Bishnah along with her family members running a brothel in her house. “She has kept number of girls in confinement and used to call clients therein,” he added. The SSP said that a case under sections 344 of RPC, 3/4 Immoral Trafficking Prevention Act was registered and investigation started while during the course of investigation a raid was conducted in presence of a First Class Magistrate Tehsildar Bishnah and three persons were arrested. The arrested persons were identified as Samaroo Devi, Hem Raj, resident of Vijaypur, and Govind Ram of Bana Chak Fatwal. “One teenager girl was also rescued from the same house and more arrests into the case cannot be ruled out,” he added.