A sex racket involving minors was busted by police in a surprise raid in Chhattisgarh Tourism Board’s motel near Raipur on Thursday.
Following a tip off, police raided the Pandwani resort situated in Abhanpur road, where they found a sex racket operating.
One of the girls, who was a minor, immediately jumped off the window but fell into police net. Three others, including a woman, were detained.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the resort register did not have any entry about the visitors and it was suspected that the motel is being used for immoral activities, allegedly at the behest of resort in-charge.
According to TI Abhanpur LP Jaiswal, the motel manager told him that they were hosting a seminar but on reaching there the lie was exposed. State tourism board managing director Santosh Misra said, “A termination notice to the private contractor is being issued.”
The incident has brought focus on pathetic condition that state owned motels are in, many of which are being run by private contractors or are lying closed in isolated places. Similar cases have come to light at Jagdalpur in Bastar in the past.
Pandwani resort was constructed in 2005 near Abhanpur where there is no tourism spot in the vicinity except for annual Rajim Kumbh mela which attracts a large number of people.