Police on Tuesday busted a sex racket operating at Baliapanda in Puri and rescued two girls. Three persons were also arrested for allegedly running the racket.
Based on a complaint filed by a girl, the police raided a room in Krishna Sea Site apartment in Baliapanda area and unearthed the sex racket. Three persons were held from the room whereas another managed to escape from the spot.
During the preliminary investigation, the police ascertained that the young girls were brought from Khordha district to Puri with the help of middlemen and engaged in flesh trade.
A Scorpio, Rs 4,200 cash, medicine and other objectionable items were seized from the room during the search.
The accused were identified as Chinmaya Swarup Panda from Jajpur Road.