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10 couples held from ‘couple box’ operating at a cafe in Surat during lockdown

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Police raided a couple box being run illegally under the guise of a cafe in a shopping centre in Surat on Monday. The cops also nabbed 10 couples who were allegedly in a compromising position in the boxes.

The owner of the cafe has also been detained.

Surat is under a lockdown and a night curfew and all services except emergency and essential services are closed down. Despite the lockdown down, locals reported some suspicious activity at Coffee Beans, a cafe at Atlanta Shopping Centre in the Mota Varachha area of Surat.

The locals suspected that a prostitution ring was being run in the cafe. The Amroli police raided the place and found that the cafe had a couple of boxes where 10 couples were in a compromising position.

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The locals alleged that the cafe and its shenanigans had been going on with the patronage of the local police. Earlier too police have busted such places in Punagam, Kapodara, and other areas of Surat.

Other prostitution rings in Surat

In August last year, a girl who escaped from forced sex trade blew the lid off the forced prostitution ring being run under the guise of spa and massage parlour in Surat. The 15-year-old teen was found crying on the road and passersby informed the police.

It later emerged that the teen was taken from Vadodara by a woman named Muskan who promised to take her for a tour. She then forced her into prostitution which was being run from a massage parlour.

Umra Police official said that the teen was found while she was on her way to the Surat Railway Station. She was working at a spa that was run from Marvel Shopping Centre at Vesu VIP Road in the city.

 

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