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Kota businessman ‘honey-trapped’ in Jaipur; threatened of bogus rape case

February 1, 2018, 5:43 pm

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Jaipur: A Kota-based businessman, Sandeep Gupta, is the latest victim of a honey trap gang. He was befriended by a woman on Facebook. She claimed to be a government employees and also worked as property dealer for politicians and influential people in Delhi. On the pretext of helping Sandeep sell off a resort of his client on Delhi Road in Jaipur, she stayed with him in a hotel here. Soon the woman allegedly started blackmailing him. She threatened to implicate him in a bogus rape case if he didn’t pay her Rs 5 lakh. Police said that a probe has been launched after the victim registered an FIR with Adarsh Nagar police station in Jaipur. The victim, Sandeep Kumar, came in contact with the Gurugram (Gurgaon)-based woman on Facebook. The woman identified herself as Anita Choudhary. They soon started chatting and then spoke with each-other on mobile. Sandeep told her about a resort of his client that he wanted to sell. Sandeep booked a flight for the woman and she arrived in Jaipur. Sandeep also booked a room in Ramada. Sandeep went to visit Anita in the evening. Anita asked him to bring some liquor with him. Sandeep alleged that as soon as he reached the hotel, the woman started misbehaving with him and indulged in obscene acts. The woman then started threatening him claiming that she worked in crime branch and was a member of UP chief minister’s team. She made her pay Rs 10,000 cash and write on a stamp paper that he had borrowed Rs 5 lakh from her. After he returned to Kota, he talked to a friend about his nightmare. He advised him to see SOG IG Dinesh MN. On the IG’s directions, an FIR was registered with Adarsh Nagar police station. Several cases of people being victims of honey-trap gangs have been reported in the city in the recent past. Rajasthan police’s special operations group (SOG) had recently arrested more than 30 people including a woman disk jockey (DJ) for blackmailing many prominent people in the city including businessmen, doctors and property dealers.

First published: June 24, 2017