Cuttack, Jan 19: The Lalbag police has busted a honeytrap racket and arrested three accused in this connection. Police is also probing the involvement of a woman in the racket.
The accused have been identified as Subash Chandra Nayak(40), Rohan Kumar Nayak (24) and Alfaz Alli (24).
Police said that the case against the trio was filed by one A Murali Krisha who is an engineer by profession. Police said that one of the accused Nayak was a friend of the victim.
“The accused called the victim to the rented house of Nayak on January 6 and when the victim reached the house a woman was also present in the spot. The accused had have captured some picture of Krishna with the woman and blackmailed him. They also assaulted Krishna and snatched his ATM card forcibly from his pocket and also collected the PIN. They later withdrew Rs 25000 by using his ATM and threatened him to make the pictures viral,” said a police official.
Later Nayak demanded Rs 1 lakh from the victim threatening him to share the pictures on social networking sites. Subsequently, Krisha lodged a formal police complaint leading to the arrest of the three accused.