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Four arrested for running honey-trap racket in Ghaziabad

News Agencies | Updated on: 11 August 2018, 14:35 IST

A honey-trap racket was today busted with the arrest of four people, including two women, for allegedly blackmailing people by threatening to register false rape cases against them, police said.

 Acting on a tip-off, police arrested the accused from the Kala Patthar road area in Indirapuram, Superintendent of Police (City) Akash Tomar said.

During interrogation, they confessed that they had threatened a well-known person of filing a false rape case against him if he did not pay Rs 25 lakh to them, he said.

They extorted money from more than a dozen people using the modus operandi, the SP said.

(PTI)

First published: 11 August 2018, 14:35 IST
 
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