BHUBANESWAR: The Commissionerate of Police on Friday ordered closure of residential and commercial establishments that clandestinely ran prostitution rackets for quite some time.
The Twin City police invoked Section 18 (1) of the Immoral Trafficking Prevention Act and sealed two hotels, one guest house, two beauty parlours and one private building in the City. Similar orders have been issued against a residential building under Mangalabag police limits in Cuttack City.
These buildings cannot be used for any purpose for a period of one year, an ACP-ranked officer of the Police Headquarters said.
The buildings sealed by the police are Hotel Nirmal Palace in Ashok Nagar, Hotel Jannat Palace in Bapuji Nagar, Maitry Guest Housein Chandrasekharpur, Khusboo beauty parlour at Cuttack Road and One Star beauty parlour at Old Station Bazar area of the Capital City.
This apart, a flat at Brundaban Enclave in VSS Nagar and a two-storey building at Ranihat Square in Cuttack have also been sealed.
The owners of two residential buildings, which were earlier rented and now sealed by police, cannot even use them for their own requirement, the official added.