Six people including ‘Kiss of Love’ organizers Rahul Pasupalan and Resmi R Nair have been arrested by the Crime Branch of Kerala police for their alleged involvement in a sex racket.
S Sreejith, Inspector General and Chief Investigative Officer of Kerala State Human Rights Commission confirmed to The News Minute that six were arrested formally on Wednesday afternoon, after they were picked up for questioning on Tuesday night.
A total of eleven people were taken into custody by the police, but only six were arrested.
Kerala police's cyber wing stumbled upon the alleged sex racket while investigating a complaint on a Facebook pedophile page called 'Kochu Sundarikal'.
"We had filed an FIR in the 'Kochu Sundarikal' case and decided to pursue more links. This is when we stumbled on the sex racket, though it had nothing to do with the Facebook page. First we followed the leads of one particular woman who was used for sex work and supplied to clients. Then we tracked down two minors who had been brought in from Bengaluru," a senior police officer told The News Minute.
Sreejith told TNM that contrary to some media reports, Kiss of Love organisers had no links with the Facebook page, and the two cases were unrelated. Six people, including the admin of the Kochu Sundarikal page have been arrested in that case too.
Four among the eleven taken onto custody were women while there was also one minor, a native of Bengaluru, involved. While the police were trying to take these people into custody, three people escaped in a car, including two women and a man.
"This is just an investigation. Let the police prove there was a racket. Remember the Kerala police and others fabricated the entire ISRO spy scandal case and in that too a sex angle was used," Rahul Pasupalan's friend told TNM.