Honey trap gangs on prowl, police bust rackets

New Delhi(DL): A growing no. of instances of gangs alluring businessmen into honey traps & afterwards extorting amount are being recorded in Delhi(DL)-NCR. Multiple active gangs were busted by this Delhi(DL) & Gurugram Police during this countrywide lock-down period.

19-year-old lady registered sexual assault complaint

In a previous complaint, when a 19-year-old lady had come to the Krishna Nagar PS (police station) in Shahdara dist. & registered a sexual assault complaint over a regional businessman, the policemen didn’t locate any reason to suspect her. They lodged the complaint & apprehended the charged. Although, during this course of the inquiry, the police got (1) doubtful of the sufferer as her affirmations had inconsistencies.

Thereafter, during this inquiry, it has been disclosed that the sufferer has been insisting amount from that son of the charged. The police tandem afterwards initiated functioning on various angles, involving the possibility of the person being honey trapped, & the lady being a part of a racket. The police questioned the sufferer regarding her family (4) & home. She presented a lady as her elder sister & given an address to the police.

“When we asked furthermore, we got (1) to really know that the sufferer has no siblings. The tandem got (1) doubtful & the so-called sister has been interrogated thoroughly. Throughout sustained interrogation, she admitted that the sufferer is not her sister. She furthermore admitted that she with 2 remaining hatched a offender conspiracy to trap the businessman of Gandhi Nagar in a sexual torture complaint to extort amount,” stated Amit Sharma, DCP Shahdara.

As per the police, according to the schedule she presented herself as Priya to the businessman & the other lady presented herself as the sister of Priya & they both trapped the businessman after exchanging numbers.

“They insisted INR 20 lakh to settle the complaint & extorted INR 5 lakh in advance to becomes hostile within the court,” the official stated.

2 different associates have been also detained & they both admitted that they lodged similar instances over various citizens in different police stations of Delhi(DL) following the same modus operandi.

Cases of extortion

In a 2nd complaint in Jagatpuri, a couple has been detained after 2 cases of extortion approached the PS (police station).

In 1 complaint, the person & a 24-year-old lady entered the workplace of a businessman & insisted INR 10,000 per mo failing that they threatened to implicate him in a false complaint of sexual assault. The deal has been set in INR 2,500 per mo. However the businessman reached police. The same couple afterwards trapped a distribute market staff & insisted amount from him to settle the complaint. Both the charged, Prakash Mandal & the lady, were detained.

Honey trap rackets

The honey trap racket seems to have spread wide within the NCR. Not just Delhi(DL), similar instances were recorded in adjoining Gurugram also.

In Jun, 2 people have been detained from that Gadoli Khurd village in Gurugram’s industry 10 for their own claimed involvement in honey trapping multiple real estate agents in this city & Delhi(DL).

The citizens engaged within the racket seem to exploit the sufferer’s fear of loss of prestige. Numerous don’t even reach the police & end up paying extortion amounts to the honey trap gangs.