Bhubaneswar: The Special Task Force (STF) of the Odisha Crime Branch on Monday arrested one more accused in connection with engagement of Bangladeshi women in sex trade in Bhubaneswar, taking the total number of arrest to five.
STF sleuths nabbed Keshab Sahoo while he was trying to hand over a girl to a customer. Sahoo is one of the brokers of sex racket and associates of arrested kingpin Ibrahim Khan and his wife Ruksar Begum alias Anjali Didi, and Panchannan Padhi and his wife Preeti Padhi.
Keshab, and Panchanan and his wife were major brokers of the sex racket which was run by Ibrahim and Anjali.
Notably, the STF had busted the racket involving Bangladeshi women and rescued six victims following the arrest of the kingpin Ibrahim Khan, his wife Ruksar Begum alias Anjali Didi from Danagohiri in Pipli January 21.
On January 31, the STF had also rescued another woman who was forced into the sex trade by Ibrahim and his wife.
A total of nine victims were rescued from the clutch of traffickers so far. Of the total nine victims, six are from Bangladesh, sources said.
Meanwhile, the STF has initiated the process to deport the Bangladeshi women.