The city police who were investigating the drug mafia in the city chanced upon a sex racket involving foreign nationals. The girls brought in from countries such as Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Thailand, and other countries on visiting visas are used to cater to high-end clients in star hotels. Once the girls are flown in, they are put up in 5-star and 7-star hotels where the rooms are booked at least a month in advance. After that, the person who brings them into the country disappears, and a new person enters the scene.
This person then plans the itinerary of the girls between cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, and Bengaluru. Once the visas expire, the girls are flown back to their home countries. However, if the girls wish to stay back and do business, then fake Aadhaar cards and ID proofs are given to them.
During their investigation, the police found that one Manikesh Yadav of Odisha was behind the racket and that the entire business was done with code language. For example, if one wants girls from Australia, then one is supposed to ask for apples. If one wants Thai girls, then they ask for cherries. The date and venue are fixed, and the whole operation involves large sums of money.
The investigating officers found the middle man’s phone number, and they tracked the contacts and WhatsApp chats of some celebrities from the city.