Cops find secret brothel after 6 attempts.
By Mail Today Bureau in Bengaluru IT IS as good as any movie plot. The police raid a 3- star hotel in Bengaluru on the suspicion of a call girl racket, but find no evidence. They raid the hotel six times over the last two years in vain! But this time, a police inspector examined the hotel's wall for hours and to his shock, he found a secret floor ( mezzanine level), which turned out to be the hub of the call girl racket.
Incidentally, the Shiva Palace Deluxe Lodge in NT Pete in central Bengaluru is located at a striking distance from the headquarters of the Bengaluru Central Crime Branch ( CCB). The police had received a tip- off on several occasions about a call girl racket being run out of the hotel. The police have not been successful for all these years despite checking every nook and corner of the hotel.
This time, the CCB officials raided the hotel with additional scanning equipment.
But when they did not find out anything suspicious, the police started scanning the walls. After hours of checking the walls, the police found a a secret door that led to a staircase, connecting to a mezzanine floor located between the first floor and second floor.
From the outside of the building, the mezzanine floor remained concealed and none of the neighbours knew about its existence.
" We were shocked to see the mezzanine floor, which was well- lit with several cots arranged in a neat manner.
The mezzanine floor offers a good view of the main road. The floor even had an emergency exit door.
" The owner of the hotel would alert his customers on the mezzanine floor ( using a calling bell) whenever we raided this place. The customers would escape using the secret exit door, which led them to the road behind the hotel.
" It was a well organised racket because the owner of the hotel also ran a retail store on the ground floor," the police pointed out.
The police rescued girls from Bihar and West Bengal, as they were forced into the racket by the hotel owner, who lured them with attractive pay packages.
" We have arrested Manjunath, Mahesh H L, Raghu G, Dharmendra Kumar, Ashraf and Chand for operating the call girl racket. We have booked them under multiple cases in connection with the racket," said DCP ( CCB) S Girish.
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