Raipur: Police have busted a call girl racket operating in a school building in the city with the arrest of eight people, including a teenage bar dancer from Mumbai.
Shockingly enough, one of the women arrested in the sex scandal claims ot be a former national athlete was among the four girls found in the brothel.
Police sources say Nisha Shetty, who was caught on the scene, claims to have represented Assam in national level athletic events in long-jump, high jump and even volleyball during 1994-95. Nisha claims that she was forced to join flesh trade to earn a livelihood, as she was an unemployed widowed single mother.
Acting on a tip-off that a brothel was running in a rented flat of the three-storey school building located in the posh Sector-2 area of Devendranagar, police put up a decoy yesterday and then conducted a raid to bust the prostitution racket.
Additional Superintendent of Police S M Singh, who led the raiding team, arrested altogether 8 people, including kingpin of the sex racket Rajesh Namdev and four girls.
Two of the teenaged girls were reportedly brought to the city from Mumbai and Kolkata, police sources said.
A resident of Mana, Namdev, had taken the flat on rent some three months ago and converted it into a brothel.
Police, which arrested the accused under the Prevention of Immoral Trafficking Act, also seized a car, five mobile phones, Rs 15,000 cash and contraceptives, following the raid.
Devendranagar police said a few more pimps involved in this flesh trade racket were yet to be arrested.