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05 Apr 2019

Delhi: Two arrested for honey-trapping 70-year-old, extorting money from him

Two arrested in Delhi for honey trapping, extortion

Yesterday, a 23-year-old man, Parminder Singh and a 25-year old woman, were arrested for allegedly trying to honey-trap and then extort money from a 70-year-old contractor.

After a complaint was filed, Delhi police launched an investigation and raided Singh's several possible hideouts.

Investigation revealed that they were a part of a gang of seven members, who targeted rich and older men for money.

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Two arrested in Delhi for honey trapping, extortion
Gang targeted five men last month, says DCP

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Gang targeted five men last month, says DCP

Their modus operandi would involve a woman, who would become physically intimate with the victim and the other gang members would stealthily film it to blackmail the men with false rape case to extort money.

"In March, they targeted minimum five men with the same method. Those victims had decided not to approach the police due to social stigma," said Monica Bhardwaj, DCP (West).

Context

25-year-old contacted victim on WhatsApp, latter decided to meet her

The contractor too was contacted by this 25-year-old woman on WhatsApp and after a lot of persuasion from her side, he decided to meet her on Monday.

He took his 54-year-old friend along with him, while the woman was also accompanied by her friend.

Thereafter, all four of them went to a rented place in Tilak Nagar area in New Delhi.

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Gang threatened to show the video to victim's family

Threat

Gang threatened to show the video to victim's family

The contractor entered a room with the woman, and her friend locked the door from outside.

Moments later, five people - three men and two women - rushed into the room.

They threatened to charge the victim and his friend in a fake rape case.

The gang had allegedly recorded the victim on camera and also threatened to show the video to his family.

Complaint

Police nabbed Singh, multiple raids led to woman

"The gang stole Rs. 10,000 cash from the two men," said DCP.

They also kept one man kept captive in Tilak Nagar, while another was escorted by Singh to fetch around Rs. 20 lakh, which the gang demanded as release amount.

Meanwhile, the man outside managed to inform the police and Singh was nabbed.

Multiple raids led to the woman, who honey-trapped the victim.

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What used to be the gang's plan?

How many people were involved in the gang?

How was Singh arrested?

Who is the DCP in the case?

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What used to be the gang's plan?

Asked 2019-04-05 20:28:39 by Rishika Jain

Answered by NewsBytes

A woman involved would lead older men in compromising situation, while other gang members filmed it and then they blackmailed the victims with false rape case to extort money.

How many people were involved in the gang?

Asked 2019-04-05 20:28:39 by Anika Banerjee

Answered by NewsBytes

Allegedly the gang has seven members, five men and two women.

How was Singh arrested?

Asked 2019-04-05 20:28:39 by Ishan Lobo

Answered by NewsBytes

Parminder Singh accompanied one of the men to fetch another Rs. 20 lakh, which they demanded to release them. In the mean time, the man outside managed to inform the police and Singh was nabbed

Who is the DCP in the case?

Asked 2019-04-05 20:28:39 by Rakesh Bose

Answered by NewsBytes

Monica Bhardwaj is the Deputy Commissioner of Police (West) in the case.

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