Siliguri, 22nd November: Soon after allegations of a prostitution den running in rented houses in Siliguri Ward No. 05 Santoshi Nagar area surfaced, Khalpara outpost Police launched an operation and detained several people, on Sunday morning.
Locals alleged that young girls and women were spotted visiting some houses in the aforementioned area for the past few days. With this, several unidentified men were also seen in the area. However, no steps could be taken due to the lack of evidence.
After being approached by the locals regarding the issue, Ward Co-ordinator Durga Singh reached the area on Sunday morning and informed the police. Acting promptly, the Khalpara outpost police then raided a few houses and detained several people.
According to the Ward Co-ordinator, out of the detained, two individuals have confessed of being involved in the sex racket.
Meanwhile, locals further alleged that around 20-25 women fled away on Saturday night. They said that many people hailing from other states have rented houses in the said area without proper identification documents.