Police submitted a 390-page chargesheet in opposition to8 accused in a high-profile honey trap scandal involving numerous politicians, bureaucrats and engineers earlier than a district court on Monday. The chargesheet, submitted to judge Amit Kumar Gupta, mentions that six of the accused — Shweta Vijay Jain, Shweta Swapnil Jain, Aarti Dayal, Barkha Soni Bhatnagar, a driving force Om Prakash and a minor pupil are in police custody, at the same time as Abhishek Singh and Rupa Ahirwar are absconding.
They had been charged with blackmail, breach of privacy and human trafficking amongst other offences. Police slapped sections 419 and 420 (referring to cheating), 384, 389 and 385 (extortion), 506 (crook intimidation), 34 (commonplace intention), 120B (crook conspiracy), 467, 471 (concerning forgery), 370 (1) and (3) (human trafficking), 354 C (voyeurism) of the IPC and sections 66E (violation of privateness), 67 and 67 A (publishing or transmitting obscene fabric in digital form) of the IT Act. Lawyers of the accused, however, raised objections that the police did now notoffer them with copies of electronic and documentary evidence. “Our fellow suggest Dharmendra Gurjar has positioned this objection on file in the court docket which is yet to offer its ruling at the same,” stated Aarti Dayal’s lawyer Ghanshyam Gupta.
An officer of the Indore municipal corporation, Harbhajan Singh, had in September filed a criticism with the police that some had been blackmailing him with obscene motion pictures for Rs three crore, following which the police arrested the five girls and their motive force. On similarly investigation, police found that the group had in addition blackmailed senior politicians, bureaucrats and engineers, forcing them to cough up hefty sums and assist them obtain government contracts.