COIMBATORE: Barely a week after cracking an online sex racket, police in the textile city picked up two pimps operating another thriving online racket, this one calling itself the Coimbatore Escort Service’. The website provides the phone numbers of key operators who promise "to supply call girls" round-the-clock. The customer-friendly’ website invites the needy’ to login and register their contact details. After checking online requests, website operators provide sex workers from different parts of the country to customers in Coimbatore for a hefty service charge.’
This thriving online racket was busted on Thurday by a special police team, constituted recently to deal with sex related crimes. Police personnel posed as prospective customers and supplied their contact details on the website in order to nab the racketeers.
As directed by them, two pimps reached a spot near Lakshmipuram accompanied by two sex workers on Thursday morning. Police immediately arrested the pimps, Manikandan, 35, and Anpukumar, 34, operating the racket. Manikandan hails from Palakkad while Anpukumar belongs to Salem. The sex workers, found in the car were rescued and sent to a governement home at Sanganur in Coimbatore suburbs. Apart from the computer equipment used for the racket, police seized two cars, two two-wheelers and seven cell phones from the two arrested pimps.
In an earlier incident, a 32-year-old pimp, Sasi alias Pramod Kumar, was arrested from Viswasapuram on the outskirts of Coimbatore. The police had rescued six sex workers in this case and sent them to a governement home.