Police picked up 17 women from the “red light area” of Anup Chand Lane in Police Bazar following a surprise raid conducted on Jan 5.
The women have been forwarded for medical examination and further inquiries are in progress.
Meanwhile, On Dec 31 police recovered five women from the Darranga Mela on the Indo-Bhutan border. Acting on a tip-off police authorities dispatched a squad to Darranga which managed to rescue the girls.
While four of the girls were returned to their relatives, the fifth woman suspected to be the procurer of the girls, has been remanded into custody. A case has also been registered against her.