Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar-Cuttack Commissionerate police Wednesday busted a sex racket being run in a spa in Kharvel Nagar in the state capital of Odisha.
Five people including the owner of the spa were arrested. Three women were rescued from the parlour, police said.
The racket was run under the name of May-Nillan Hair Saloon and Spa near Keshari Talkies.
Acting on a tip-off, the Quick Action Team (QAT) and Kharavel Nagar police personnel raided the spa. The police claimed that the prostitution racket was being run at the spa for the last few years.
Those arrested have been identified as Vijay Thakur (31), owner of the spa, Sumit Kumar Pradhan (29), Jagabandhu Nayak (24), Goutam Gochhayat (20) and Sandip Lakra (24).
The three women rescued are residents of Delhi, Jamshedpur and West Bengal. These women were later sent to a rescue home in the city.
The police have recoverd Rs 3,500 in cash and other objectionable items from the spa.
A case has been registered against the spa owner and further investigation is on, a police official said.
Several prostitution rackets being run in the guise of spas have been busted by the Commissionerate Police earlier as well.