A high-profile honey-trap scandal that had taken the Madhya Pradesh politics by storm within the second half of the yr 2019 is again within the information helming the affairs within the State.
It began days in the past when talking about his former minister Umang Singhar beleaguered within the controversial demise of his feminine good friend, MPCC President Kamal Nath had referred to the scandal saying he by no means indulged in politics of blackmailing even because the investigators had proven him the unique CD of the rip-off.
Singhar’s feminine good friend had hanged herself at his residence in Bhopal lately and police had hurriedly booked him over abetment of suicide through the preliminary probe. The Congress social gathering had alleged political vendetta. It was broadly seen as arm-twisting by Congress to save lots of its former minister from authorized hassles.
BJP by means of Medical Training Minister Vishwas Sarang had assaulted the septuagenarian Congress chief accusing him of blackmail. Sarang on Sunday had questioned why Nath hid the proof, in search of an FIR towards him.
Particular Investigation Group reportedly has served a discover to Nath for questioning him on June 2 on this regard. Nath, nonetheless, in his Morena journey on Sunday denied he has the pen-drive saying ‘you people (media) has it’.
The MP Congress has additionally slammed the SIT letter saying it has been issued by a accountable Station-in-Cost however with none date, dispatch quantity or any seal.
How the scandal unfolded
The lid on the key scandal was blown off after the Indore Municipal Company metropolis engineer Harbhajan Singh had approached the police in Indore in September 2019 that he was blackmailed by some girls with a sleaze CD. The police then laid a entice and arrested Shweta Vijay Jain, thought of the mastermind of the racket, Shweta Swapnil Jain, Aarti Dayal, Barkha Soni and their driver Abhishek Thakur.
Through the preliminary probe, it emerged that the gang had been honey-trapping politicians, senior bureaucrats, contractors and builders for an extended. Quickly after an SIT was shaped into the matter. Raids on the residences of ladies engaged within the nexus had led to the restoration of big money, belongings and digital devices and units which had ‘victims’ in compromising state of affairs.
Then SIT chief had handed over a closed envelope to the Excessive Courtroom reportedly carrying 40 names in 2020.
The next probe had revealed that the gang of ladies additionally engaged in human trafficking and pushed ladies into the sleazy commerce to mint cash.
The gang focused poor and middle-class women and girls and supplied them jobs in NGOs and later pushed them into the honey-trapping crime after making them hooked on an opulent way of life.
By way of alluring photos of the ladies, the gang used to entrap victims and later report his acts by means of hidden cameras which have been used to blackmail them later. Some journalists additionally have been engaged within the nexus who used to get better cash from the victims afterward as mediators.
The gang additionally bought contracts, tasks and switch posting completed in addition to recovering cash from the victims. Driver Abhishek who labored in Shweta Vijay Jain’s manufacturing facility additionally was concerned of their misdeeds and helped them put together pretend IDs of the ladies employed by the gang.
Aarti Dayal who herself was entrapped by the gang up to now labored as a handler for them caring for the ladies arranging for his or her meals, shelter and different necessities and likewise ready them to take a plunge into this sleazy enterprise.
These arrested within the case are in Indore central jail whereas the probe hasn’t led anyplace particularly on publicity of these entrapped by the ladies.