The state police of Madhya Pradesh has found more than 4000 files from the laptops and the phones of the accused people who were arrested in an alleged honey trapping case. These files include many screenshots of chats, audio clips and video recordings of objectionable nature. ANI reports that these materials were allegedly used for blackmailing various bureaucrats, politicians, and businessmen from the state. The incident came to light after an Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) engineer had filed a complaint alleging that two women were blackmailing him by threatening to make some objectionable videos viral.
The Special Investigation Team (SIT) set up for probing the honey-trapping case received complaints claiming an allegedly ongoing human-trafficking racket as well. The father of one of the girls involved in the honey-trapping case was at the forefront of informing this to the SIT. Following this, the Mumbai police registered an FIR in the sections related to human trafficking. The complainant has alleged that her daughter and many others were lured into the gang by the prime accused- Aarti. "Father of one of the girl's involved in human trafficking has registered the police complaint under the sections of human trafficking. He has alleged that masterminds of the honey trapping blackmailing ring would lure young girls with false promises and then would force them in flesh trade", the sources privy with the development said.
A case in this regard has been registered under section 370, 370 (A) and 120 (B) of IPC. According to sources, the girl may also be made a witness in the case. Meanwhile, speaking about the honey trapping case SIT Chief Sanjeev Sharma told reporters that it is a serious crime and no names will be revealed until the probe is completed. "It will be too early to take any names at this stage. The investigation is underway," Sharma told media persons in Indore. Six persons, including five women and a man, have been arrested in connection with the honey trapping case. One of the accused who was arrested was brought to Bhopal by police as part of the evidence gathering and further interrogation on Monday.