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Kingpin of online sex racket arrested

Press Trust of India  |  Bhopal 

The Cyber Crime Branch of police arrested the kingpin of the alleged sex racket that was being operated through a website, an officer said today.

The racket had been busted two months ago by the cyber police, but the prime accused, identified as Subhash alias Veer Dwivedi (24), had remained elusive.

"Acting on the leads, police arrested Dwivedi, the main accused in the case, from a hotel in the city with the help of Mangalwara police station last evening," cyber crime branch's Superintendent of Police (SP) Shailendra Singh Chouhan said.

Police had earlier announced a reward of Rs 5,000 for any information leading to his arrest, he said.

Nine persons, including the customers, had been arrested when the online racket was busted about two months back. All of them had been sent to judicial custody.

"Dwivedi, who was evading arrest since then, was finally caught last evening. He had created a website with the help of a Delhi-based firm and the customers were contacted only through it," the SP added.

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First Published: Fri, July 14 2017. 16:23 IST