CHENNAI: A minimal of 63 therapeutic massage parlours and spas found functioning with out needed licences have been ordered To close their operations Inside The metropolis.
The metropolis police have useful sealing Of these premises by the Greater Chennai Company. The crackdown on Greater than 150 parlours and spas was carried out following receipt of complaints that A lot of the spas have been indulging in illegal actions.
Commissioner of police Sankar Jiwal ordered thorough search at premises of parlours and spas Inside The metropolis And in addition shaped 151 police teams, every comprising 4 members led by the inspectors and sub-inspectors of police. The teams swooped down on these centres and checked In the event that they possessed A respectable licence to run their parlours and spas.
Police additionally checked if the premises have been used for illegal actions Similar to a Outcome of the flesh commerce. In Tiruvanmiyur, three spas have been raided and staff members have been questioned. Raids have been carried out in Nungambakkam, Choolaimedu and Thousand Lights as properly, said sources. In Aminjikarai, cops visited the three unlicensed spas, however That they had already wound up operations.
Police slapped circumstances beneath Part 37 (Penalty for omission To accumulate licence) of the Madras City Police Act. As per the Act, such centres Might be levied a nice of Rs 100 a day. The shock checks have come days after the DV&AC raided two inspectors — Sam Vincent and Saravanan — who had earlier served in Anti-Vice Squad of metropolis police For his or her proximity with prime pimps.