A special task force (STF) of Kolkata Police have busted a sex racket in the city in a special operation launched on Sunday (October 11). The rackets were being managed in the guise of spas.

After visiting two locations, the STF has arrested a total of 16 persons, including a Tollywood actor. According to reports, the actor is famous for his roles in Bengali daily soaps. He had visited the spa as a customer.

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The two spas fall in areas under Taltala Police Station and Tollygunge Police Station. The Kolkata police had been receiving complaints against the two spas for a long time.

The operation to bust the racket was launched late on Saturday (October 10) night and was done jointly by the Kolkata Police STF and the Detective Department.

The police started the operation at the spa in Rashbehari Avenue before moving their attention to the second location in Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Road.

The Tollywood actor was arrested from the first location. Alongside him, a total of 11 persons were arrested from there.

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From the second location, the police arrested five, including two customers. Five girls were rescued from there as well.

The detained individuals have been booked under various sections.

The operation to find more such disguised rackets that are likely to continue as the Kolkata Police plans to bring an end to this menace.