Moradabad (Uttar Pradesh), October 29: It seems one of the most flourishing businesses in Uttar Pradesh is that of a brothel. Yet another sex racket has been busted by Moradabad police, which was being conducted in the posh colonies here. All this came to light when a minor sent to the ChildLine made shocking disclosures during counselling.

The minor, a victim of the illegal flesh trade, was often sent to famous hotels of the city. Based on information collated from her the police arrested three people including the couple involved in the sex racket. Raids were also conducted at various other locations in search of others involved in the crime who are still absconding till late on Wednesday night.

The minor while sharing her ordeal said that she was lured on the pretext of being hired as a receptionist in a hotel but was later shoved into prostitution on demand. The girls of the sex racket earned twelve thousand rupees per day for their handlers.

SP City Amit Kumar Anand while sharing details said, on October 24 night a minor girl was found roaming in Majhola area by a police patrolling team. On interrogation she did not say anything and hence was sent her to ChildLine. During counselling there the minor started disclosing the illegal activity in detail. She said she was brought, and kept in a house in Ekta Colony, by toy trader Vijay Chhabra. A resident Kothiwal Nagar, Vijay had told her that her salary would be Rs. 12 thousand rupees per month but later found herself entrapped into prostitution.

Vijay Chhabra and his wife Mona Sharma have been arrested, who confessed they were in the trade for the last 2 and half years. Also Abid, an accomplice and a resident of Chakkar's Milak, have been arrested with a luxury car.

While disclosing further, she also shared a particular incident where one of her colleagues was being sent to Uttarakhand by bus. She was subjected to drugs and as soon as she consumed some snacks and drank cold drink her condition worsened. When those involved came to know about it, the girl was immediately taken to Delhi, but she died.

This is the second sex racket busted within a week in the Civil Lines area. A week ago, five people, including two girls, were arrested from Deendayal Nagar and Majhola in raids led by CO Civil Lines. The matter is still being investigated.