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Itanagar cops arrest 15 women

By Correspondent

ITANAGAR, July 29 - Itanagar Police has arrested 15 women for allegedly indulging in flesh trade, during raids in different hotels here late last evening.

On getting �disturbing� news of the apprehended women, a team of Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW) along with Child Welfare Committee (CWC), Itanagar Capital Complex and Arunachal Pradesh Women�s Welfare Society (APWWS) members today visited Itanagar Women Police Station and did preliminary enquiry with the apprehended girls.

A press release from APSCW said that during the preliminary enquiry with 11 apprehended girls, it was found that they were running their sex-trade racket in various hotels in the Capital Complex. The APSCW also came across the �distressing� fact that they were involved due to their weak economic background, broken families and weak parenting.

The Women�s Commission, which did counselling to the girls at the police lock-up. It appealed the district administration and the police to conduct surprise raids on the hotels and book them under appropriate sections of the law.

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