Honey trap racket busted in Haryana

Honey trap racket busted in Haryana

Haryana Police on Thursday claimed to have busted a honey trap racket by arresting four persons, including a woman, from Faridabad.

A police spokesman said the gang had threatened to implicate the alleged victim in a case of rape and forced him to pay Rs 5 lakh.

In his complaint, the victim had claimed that he received a phone call from an unknown number from a girl, who posed as a property dealer, the police said.

The girl made repeated phone calls and on June 16 took the victim to a resort on the pretext of showing property, the police said.

The girl allegedly tried to become familiar with complainant, but they went back after having the food in a room, the police spokesman said.

Next day, an accomplice of girl called the victim and asked him to immediately come at Sector-37 police station else will be in jail in a case of rape, the spokesman said.

When the complainant reached the police station, the girl and her friends allegedly took him in front of the police station and tried to implicate him in a false rape case, the spokesman said.

They threatened him and demanded Rs 5 lakh, he added. Fearing being trapped in a false case, the victim gave Rs 50,000 immediately to the accused and sought four to five days for paying the rest of the amount.

The accused persons repeatedly threatened the complainant and demanded the money, said police.

On getting a complaint, sleuths of crime branch arrested four accused, the spokesman said. Some accused are still at large and raids were being conducted to arrest them, he added.