Acting on a tip-off, a special team of Jammu police late evening raided several locations in the winter capital and arrested several persons including women, on the charges of ‘immoral trafficking’.
Though, the exact number of locations raided and arrests made were not disclosed by the police till the last reports came in, the highly placed sources informed that more than 12 persons including 8 women were arrested from different locations while the raids were on.
Sources said that acting on the tip-off; police party from police station Janipur raided a hotel in DPS lane under the jurisdiction of police station Peer Mittha and arrested 2 boys and 2 girls from different rooms in compromising position.
“Later raid was also conducted at several other places including Bakshi Nagar and Janipur from where more girls and boys were recovered and arrested. All the accused were sent to police station Janipur while the team was continuously raiding other locations also” sources added.
Sources further disclosed that in order to make operation a grand success, lady police was also called from women cell Jammu by the officials heading the team while several other lady police officers were also the part of the team.
Although information regarding the arrest of any hotel, guest house or house owner could not be revealed but according to the sources the number of arrests is likely to rise as the raids were on till late night.
A senior police officer on the condition of anonymity said that the raids are being conducted by a special team headed by Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Jammu Sunil Gupta and Inspector General of Police (IG) Jammu at various locations. He further said that police will come with all the details of operations shortly in front of media as the raids are still on and the operation has not ended yet.