Honey trap case: Accused woman, an IAS aspirant, has trapped over 20 MPs

Ever since Gujarat BJP MP KC Patel's name surfaced in the honey trap case, speculations are rife about an active gang which has expertise in trapping unsuspecting parliamentarians into compromising situations.

Police investigation into the honey trap case has revealed that the accused woman, who trapped Gujarat BJP MP, was part of a bigger team involved in the 'business'.

Ever since Gujarat BJP MP KC Patel's name surfaced in the honey trap case, speculations are rife about an active gang which has expertise in trapping unsuspecting parliamentarians into compromising situations.

The gang reportedly led by a woman has been targeting MPs to later blackmail them and obtain high paying jobs and cash amounting to crores.

The activity of the gang came to light after Valsad MP KC Patel filed a complaint of extortion with the Delhi Police earlier this week. While there have been a series of cross allegations between the woman and the BJP MP, sources from the police claimed that it was an organised crime.

The accused woman, during police interrogation, revealed details about the gang's operations.

MODUS OPERANDI

The woman who operates the gang reportedly sourced contact details of parliamentarians from the official website of Lok Sabha. She targeted aged parliamentarians under various pretexts.

Police said that the woman approached the MPs on their phones and told them that she wanted to discuss some legal issues. She called the MPs to her residence in Indirapuram, Ghaziabad.

The bedroom in the woman's residence had CCTV cameras installed at different locations. Police said that the cameras were focussed towards the bed. After filming the MPs in an objectionable manner, the woman dropped them back at their residences.

According to the police, the woman was assisted by another unidentified woman from Muzaffarnagar and a man. However, the main accused denied involvement of another woman.

They said that the woman had earlier trapped 25 ministers in similar way. Uttarakhand minister Hiraksinh Rawat and MP Shadilal Batra are among the ministers who were honey trapped.

Source said that the woman used to carry about four spy cameras with her every time. Police also recovered CDs and audio clips from the woman. The woman claims to be a lawyer, however, sources said that she is not much educated.

GENESIS OF CRIME

The woman moved to Delhi about five years ago to prepare for Rajasthan Public Services Commission. Police said that the woman even appeared from UPSC exams, but did not succeed.

She told the police that she had completed bachelors and masters degree in Arts and also pursued LLB and LLM. Sources said that when the police asked her to write in English, she was unable to do so. Her lack of knowledge has raised several questions about her academic background.

Sources said that the woman maintains that she was approached by Patel, she even told the police that she went to the airport recently to receive him. She said that it was on the same day that she was raped at her residence.

Patel has refuted the allegations and said that he came in touch with the woman some six months ago.

Delhi Police is suspecting the involvement of more than three others in the gang. Meanwhile, the police have initiated a probe and have began communicating with other politicians and businessmen who were honey trapped by the woman.

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