The Crime Branch on Thursday busted a sex racket which was running in Infinity Spa Unisex Salon in Ulubari area of Guwahati, the capital town of Assam.
10 girls along with three men including the owner Ashu Singh and two male staff arrested by the Crime branch of Guwahati police.
Police sources stated the Crime bramch made this raid on the basis of a tip-off about flesh trade being run under the garb of the salon.
The arrested females were aged between 21 and 30 years. Multiple objectionable items along with phones and other documents have been seized during the raid.
A few of them were believed to be trained beauticians and their job was to trick customers, who visited the salon for hair cut or spa, into “other services” that included sexual pleasures, said a source in the police.
The arrested females told the police that they were willingly involved in such racket for quick money, said a source.
Prostitution in these spa salons has turned hi-tech with business transactions being carried out via smartphones and apps, a source said, adding that most of those engaged in this profession solicit business through WhatsApp and coordinate on the meeting places and timing.