Six persons including an advocate have been detained by police for allegedly running a flesh trade racket at a residential colony in the Cuttack Development Authority (CDA) area.
A 23-year-old woman, two customers, two alleged pimps and an advocate are being questioned. All of them are in their 20s and the woman is from Cuttack city.
The advocate allegedly ran the racket from a three-storied building in Sector 7. Police said investigation was on to ascertain the exact involvement of the advocate, who is said to be the owner of the residential building.
Local residents alerted the police after three youths came near the building looking for a girl. Some residents said such activities were flourishing in the CDA area owing to police inaction.