The police insisted that beds should be removed, doors should preferably be made of glass, and CCTV cameras must be installed.

Cyberabad police crackdown on spas after busting sex work racketImage for representation
news Crime Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 08:32

The Cyberabad Police announced a slew of measures as part of a crackdown on spas and massage parlours operating within its jurisdiction in the IT corridor of Hyderabad. 

Speaking to media persons on Monday, Cyberabad Police Commissioner Sandeep Sandilya said that he had met with owners of spas, massage parlours, bars and pubs, to issue guidelines. 

According to the Times of India, the Commissioner even said that if a condom is retrieved from a spa, it would lead to sealing of the premises. They also issued timings for the various outlets to close down, failing which violators would be fined.

Mirror reported that the police insisted that beds should be removed, doors and partitions should preferably be made of glass, and CCTV cameras must be installed.

However, speaking to Mirror, a spa owner protested, saying, phone, "The police cannot suspect every spa and parlour as indulging in illegal activities. Removal of beds and not respecting the privacy of the customers would mean discouraging traffic."

The entire crackdown comes in the wake of the police busting a sex work racket.

Deputy Commissioner of Police P Radhakishan Rao said simultaneous raids were conducted at two five-star hotels in upscale Banjara Hills in the early hours of Sunday.

The Commissioner's Task Force, which conducted the raids on two rooms in Taj Deccan and Taj Banjara hotels, nabbed two 'organisers', who were identified as Monish Kadakia, casting director for Bollywood Telugu and Tamil films and D.Venkat Rao, a brothel organiser.

According to police, 24-year-old Richa, a resident of Mumbai and hailing from Gujarat's Himatnagar district, was "rescued" from room no 328 of Taj Deccan, while 20-year-old Subhra, from West Bengal's North 24 Parganas, West Bengal, was "rescued" from room no. 412, Taj Banjara.

Police said that Kadakia is a native of Mumbai, and casting director and event manager with contacts in Bollywood and Tollywood.

He had booked the room in Taj Deccan by "procuring" upcoming actress Richa to attract the wealthy customers. The organizer collected Rs 30,000 to 50,000 from customers.

Venkata Rao, a native of Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh, had booked the room in another hotel by "procuring" Bengali TV actress.

The police also suspected spas of dealing in such activity, as it had repeatedly caught many outlets during raids since August.


IANS inputs


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