Sex business is allegedly continuing unabated in many luxury residential hotels in the capital and its nearby areas.
Detective police said around 200 residential hotels in the capital and on its outskirts have become safe places for sex workers and obscene filmmakers.The hotel management having links with some law enforcers and local musclemen have been doing this immoral act for long.
Many residents alleged that sex workers do immoral activities in their rented apartments. Besides this, the number of floating sex workers is also going up.
Plain-clothes detective police have launched close monitor on different residential hotels after the sex scandal by Awami Mohila League leader Papiya has erupted recently.
Since now, detectives will keep their surveillance on different residential hotels to stop sex trade, DB Joint Commissioner Abdul Baten said.
An allegation is rife that Shamima Noor Papiya used to run sex business in her rented presidential suite of a five-star hotel in the capital.
RAB members recently arrested Papiya and her husband Sumon from Hazrat Shah Jalal International airport when they were trying to flee the country.The elite-force also said Papiya lured many poor women of Narsingdi into sex business.
A suite in a five-star hotel here was booked in her name for 59 days and paid for. The amount paid was over Tk 8 million.
Sex workers wait for customers at different strategic points in the capital, including Kakrail-Bijoynagar crossing, Dhaka University, Gulistan, Sayedabad, Jatrabari crossing and Kakoli-Banani.
Many veil-wearing girls coming here from different places, including Gazipur, Savar, Narayanganj, Keraniganj, Siddhirganj, Tongi and Munshiganj, got involved in the anti-social activities, sources said.
Residential hotels are filled with the borka-wearing sex workers and their customers, they added.
Different nightclubs and beauty parlours have also become the main centres of sex workers and drug traders as well.
Recently, law enforcers raided a nightclub in Banani and arrested some 113 persons, including 32 females, for their alleged anti-social activities.
Listed criminals, drug traders, sex workers and their customers throng these residential hotels regularly.
A manager of a hotel in Moghbazar area said, “We have to pay money to law enforcers and local musclemen to run our illegal business.”