Bhopal, Sep 19 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Police has busted a gang of extortionists who used to ‘honey-trap’ politicians and high ranking government officials by making objectionable videos to blackmail them. Three women associated with the gang were also arrested, police said on Thursday.
The matter came to light following a police complaint by a senior government engineer in Indore.
He alleged that a woman was blackmailing him after befriending and discretely recording his private moments, the police said.
After preliminary investigation, the case was assigned to the Indore Crime Branch which intimidated the Madhya Pradesh Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) about a ‘honey-trap’ racket operating in the state.
According to sources, the ATS launched an investigation and on Wednesday night detained three women from different locations. All of the arrested women had political links and one of them was a tenant at the house of Panna district MLA.
The police said it has seized laptops, mobile phones, documents and objectionable video recordings from the women.