The Commissionerate police on Wednesday busted a sex racket running from a lodge near the Baramunda bus-stand under the Khandagiri police station in the city.
Acting on a tipoff, the Khandagiri police conducted a raid on the lodge and rescued three women engaged in the flesh trade. Reportedly, the women are residents of West Bengal.
The police also arrested a pimp and the owner of the lodge and seized some objectionable items, mobile phones and money from the spot.
All the five persons, including the women, were taken into custody for interrogation. The racket was operational for quite some time in the area, locals said.