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Vikash Sharma

Bhubaneswar: The Special Task Force of Odisha Police Crime Branch now faces an uphill task to unravel the sex racket allegedly involving Bangladeshi sex workers.

After arresting the mastermind couple SK Ibrahim and his wife Anjali, who was popularly called as Didi, the cops have arrested three agents- Raju, Prashant Parida and Uttam Jena and produced them before the court today. Prashant is believed to be one of the key members and associates of Sunil Meher, who was running a major sex racket in the State.

Preliminary investigation points towards the involvement of a youth from Bhubaneswar outskirts, who allegedly had a role in arranging fake Aadhaar cards for the girls from Bangladesh. The youth in question is one of the key members of the racket and is still absconding, sources said.

It is said that Anjali’s sister and brother-in-law are the key members of the high-profile racket as the duo was looking after the logistics of the racket including sending girls from Bangladesh to Kolkata and then to Bhubaneswar.

Police sources said the sex racket involving Bangladeshi sex workers was operating in Bhubaneswar and Pipili area in Puri district. The investigating officers have intensified probe to verify the Aadhaar credentials of the six girls who were detained from a rented house in Bhubaneswar on Tuesday.

According to reports, father of one of the girls has also reached Bhubaneswar from Bangladesh today. All eyes will be on Odisha Police when its team will leave for Kolkata and Bangladesh for further probe.

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