CID files charge-sheet in the “honey-trap” case
Bhopal: The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Madhya Pradesh Police on Saturday, 28 December 2019, filed a 138 page charge sheet in the honey-trap case that rocked and rattled the Madhya Pradesh Government, top political circles cutting across party lines and the higher echelon of the bureaucracy after police had swooped down on a gang during the later part of 2008 and certain names began tumbling out of the cupboard and a couple of videos also went viral on social media.
The charge sheet has exposed two television journalists Gaurav Sharma and Virendra Sharma, accusing them of close involvement with the honey-trap gang. the allegation against them is that they acted like partners in the “black-mailing game” and helped the gang extract money from the victims caught in the sex-tape scandal.Those named as accused in the charge sheet are Shweta Vijay Jain, Arti Dayal, Shweta Swapnil Jain and Abhishek.
Showing Monika Yadav, who is one of the accused arrested in this case as a victim of human trafficking, the challan goes on to roll out many details about the modus-operandi of the honey-trap gang.
It is alleged that girls were lured into the gang. On the pretext of offering them jobs or through threats, they forced to develop “relations” with powerful persons. The charge-sheet goes on to reveal that Additional Chief Secretary PC Meena, Harish Khare-OSD to the State Minister for Food and Civil Supplies Pradyumn Singh Tomar and Arun Nigam- OSD to the State Minister for Mines Pradeep Jaiswal became victims of this gang and were blackmailed into paying huge amount of money or obliging by signing many transfer orders.
Names of some businessmen are also there in this chargesheet, It is alleged that two industrialists Naresh Seetlani and Manish Agrawal had to cough up a huhe amount of money after they were threatened that their videos woudld go viral.
Devendra alias Deevan Singh Prajapati, the driver of Arti Dayal has confessed before the CID, that Arti and Shweta Vijay had made the objectionable videos of PC Meena, Manish Agrawal and Naresh Seetlani at Bhopal and Chhatarpur. Is revealed that Agrawal gave a Creta car to keep the gang silent. Meena paid Rs 20 lakh and Seetlani Rs. 5 lakh. It is further alleged that an unnamed IAS officer, who was also blackmailed had paid Rs. 1 crore to Shweta Vijay Jain, who was being helped by TV journalist Virendra Sharma.
Manoj Trivedi, a local leader at Chhatarpur, was also being blackmailed by Monika after a video was made at his farmhouse along with two of his friends. Monika has also been accused of trapping Rajesh Gangele, a Chhatarpur builder, at Jaipur.