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'Honey-trap' extortion racket: 1 held; total arrests 33

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

A 25-year-old woman was today arrested in connection with an inter-state money extortion racket in which rich people were "honey-trapped" and then blackmailed, taking the total number of arrests in the case to 33.

The arrest comes a day after a Mumbai-based female disc jockey was booked by the police in the same case.

Her name came up during the disc jockey's interrogation.

The special operations group (SOG) of police arrested her from and brought her to for further interrogation.

Police said she was in close contact with the racket's kingpin Akshat Sharma.

In December 2016, the SOG of police had busted the inter-state racket in which a group of people allegedly extorted over Rs 15 crore from people by filming them in sexual acts only to blackmail them later by threatening to lodge false rape cases against them.

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First Published: Tue, May 16 2017. 21:48 IST