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Sex racket: Valley normal after day-long clashes

Written by: Staff

Srinagar, May 6: Life in the Kashmir valley returned to normal after a day-long strike and unprecedented demonstrations demanding action against those involved in the recently exposed sex racket.

About 50 people, including police personnel, were injured in the day-long clashes in the city yesterday.

A local court here today extended till May 13 the police remand of Sabeena, the suspected kingpin of the recently unearthed sex racket, allegedly involving several top politicians besides civil and police officials.

The court remand came following the request of the police.

Sabeena and four other pimps are alleged to have lured and blackmailed minor girls into the prostitution and pornography racket in the city.

The Jammu and Kashmir government has already transfered the alleged sex racket case to the Central Bureau of Investigations (CBI) for a thorough probe into the scandal.

Official sources said a CBI team is expected to arrive here on Monday for investigations.

The Jammu and Kashmir Police busted a major sex racket here recently which came to light following a complaint by residents of a downtown locality here about a pornographic CD featuring local girls and Sabeena was accused of luring and blackmailing minor girls into the prostitution.

Some top politicians, businessmen besides senior security force and police officials were allegedly involved in the flesh trade racket, allegedly run by Sabeena, in which more than 40 girls were believed to have been used for making pornographic films.

Today shops and business establishments were open and work in government offices and educational institutions was normal.


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