Bhopal: A joint team of Bhopal police and Indore ATS on Wednesday conducted raids at different places here and detained 4 persons, including 3 young women under suspicious circumstances.
Those detained were arrested by the Indore ATS and taken to Indore on Thursday morning. They were grilled by the police late at night.
The police swung into action and conducted the raids after an FIR had been registered at the Palasia police station at Indore on the complaint of a municipal engineer, who has alleged that he was being blackmailed by two women, Shweta and Barkha, who were demanding Rs 3 crore. The Indore police got a major lead into the working of the gang said to be linked to a builders racket and operating from Bhopal after 2 women were arrested and interrogated in Indore.
The detention of four persons in Bhopal may send many politicians and bureaucrats in the State capital in a tizzy and they would be scurrying for cover. According to sources, those allegedly involved in this racket are bound to be in the grip of fear as they cannot rule out the possibility of falling for a honey-trap.
The police raided two places at Rivera Town and the Minal residential area here on Wednesday. The raids began in the evening and continued till late in the night.
According to available information, one of the women who has been detained is said to be the same woman whose video, allegedly with an IAS officer belonging to the Madhya Pradesh cadre, had gone viral on social media recently.
The women detained are said to be influential in political circles.