Shikha Tiwari disappeared from Jaipur after her name cropped up in a high profile sex blackmailing case and floated a musical group.
Jaipur: The special operations group (SOG) on Monday arrested Shikha Tiwari alias Ankita who allegedly blackmailed prominent hair transplant doctor Sunit Soni in the city after threatening to implicate him in a bogus rape case. Shikha had floated a musical group named DJ Ada after disappearing from Jaipur and was arrested when she was performing in a hotel in her native city Mumbai.
The 21-year-old girl was allegedly the member of a gang busted by SOG in December last year. A total of 32 members of the gang have been arrested since then. The gang members used to register bogus rape cases and extort money from prominent businessmen, doctors and builders for withdrawing them.
Shikha who stayed in a rented accommodation Sitaram Bazaar in Brahmapuri in Jaipur hails from Lokhandwala Bank Road in Mumbai. She had disappeared from Jaipur in December last year, IG SOG Dinesh MN said.
Shikha’s victim was Dr Sunit Soni, a hair transplant doctor who runs MediaSpa clinic in Vaishali Nagar.
The gang members sent Shikha to Soni’s clinic in the name of hair transplant.
“Shikha gained sympathy of the doctor by saying that she was under depression and persuaded him to come with her to Puskhar for a picnic,” said the officer.
The officer said operating as per the plan, Shikha booked a room in a resort in Pushkar and stayed with Dr Soni.
Suspecting something fishy, Soni left Shikha at the resort and left for Jaipur, but she started calling him up repeatedly and bagged for help as she was under depression. Dr Soni then went back to Pushkar and brought the girl to Jaipur.
Two days later, Sunit Soni was contacted by Akshat Sharma and Vijay alias Sonu who accused him of raping her. Both claimed to be media persons and said that they would run a story if he didn’t pay money.
When Soni refused, the gang’s mastermind Navin Dewani and Nitesh Bandhu Sharma who were lawyers registered an FIR with Puskhar police station against Soni under section 376 of IPC for rape.
Sunit was arrested by Pushkar police. Soni had to remain in jail for 78 days in a bogus rape case. Soni’s fathr and brother paid Rs 1 crore to Shikha to withdraw her statement in the court.
After SOG started arresting the members of this gang, Shikha fled to Mumbai where she formed a musical group called DJ Ada.
She was performing in a hotel when SOG ASI Mohan Lal, lady constable and Sunita Varma found her.
She was arrested and brought to Jaipur.
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