February 5, 2023

BENGALURU EXPRESS

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Honey trap case: Rs 1.16 crore extorted, 3 arrested

Courtesy DNA
Bengaluru, May 27: Upparpet police arrested three persons including a woman in connection with honey trap and extortion of Rs 1.16 crore from a doctor in Bengaluru, according to police.
 
Dr Shankar Baburao from Aland town of Kalaburagi had lodged a complaint in this regard with Upparpet police station. Later the case was investigated by the special wing CCB.

Victim’s friend Nagaraj from Kalaburagi is the kingpin. Doctor was running a private clinic and wanted to get admission to a medical course for his son.


Meanwhile, his friend accused Nagaraj assured him a medical seat at a reputed medical college of Bengaluru and demanded Rs 66 lakh for the medical seat.
 
The complainant doctor had paid Rs 66 lakh to the accused through installments. He had asked him to return money. When the accused failed to get a seat he demanded the money back.
The accused promised to return the money and asked him to come to Bengaluru. He had also booked lodge for him.
 
The doctor had told police that, two women barged inside and sat on the bed. Immediately three persons claiming themselves as police have come and charged that he is involved in illegal activity.
They made the doctor pose for photo with those women.
 
When the doctor claimed that he does not have so much money, he had asked him to pay Rs 50 lakh. Even after paying this amount, Nagaraj again demanded Rs 20 lakh for the purpose of securing bail to two women who had come to his room.
 
When the doctor had refused to pay up, the accused had sent four strangers and tried to threaten him. The accused asked him to come to the police station. When the victim had questioned them gathering courage they had escaped.   
 
The doctor had lodged a complaint regarding the incident and the police made four arrests.
 

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