Rayagada: Police claimed to have busted a sex racket operating in a rented house at Saipriya Nagar in Rayagada Town.
Acting on a tip-off, the police party conducted a raid in the rented house in Saipriya Nagar last night and rescued a woman while arresting six persons for their alleged involvement in the flesh trade.
The arrested persons have been identified as Chandan Kumar Choudhary, Amit Kumar Laya, Biren Kumar Laya, Dukhishyam Kar, Jagannath Nayak, and Sibaram Dakua.
Police also seized Rs 35,000, six mobile phones, a car and a motorcycle from them.
A case (77/19) has been registered in this connection. The accused persons have also been forwarded to court. A detailed probe into the matter is underway, the police said.