Tribune press service
Chandigarh, September 24
Honey trap racketeering about to turn bitter for blackmailers, with the High Court of Punjab and Haryana ordering police superintendents from all Haryana headquarters to keep a register of complainants with filed more than one rape complaint. Police were also instructed to keep a register of complaints from victims of honey traps. The court made it clear that the investigation would keep control and protect innocent citizens.
Probe unveils a racket
The instructions came in a case in which Sonepat’s head office, after investigating a case, argued that a woman and her co-defendants were involved in running a honey trap and blackmailing people into threatening to implicate them in false rape cases.
Judge Arvind Singh Sangwan’s instructions came in a case in which Sonepat DSP headquarters, after investigating a case, argued that a woman and her co-defendants were involved in running a honey trap and in blackmailing people by threatening to involve them in cases of false rape.
The case came to the attention of Judge Sangwan after the woman requested the granting of regular bail in a case registered on October 21, 2020, for criminal conspiracy, forcible confinement, extortion and other offenses at the police station. of Murthal in the district of Sonepat.
Judge Sangwan, during the hearing, learned that the circumstances suggested that four people, as well as the petitioner, had racked up and were blackmailing the people by threatening to implicate them in false rape cases. In this case, the victim was summoned to an apartment and Rs 20 lakh was demanded after threatening to file a complaint fake rape case against him. His car keys and cell phone were returned after payment of Rs 1,50,000. Again, Rs 53,000 was requested, whereupon the complainant filed the FIR. As a count, a case of false rape was registered at the Murthal police station on October 29, 2020.
Judge Sangwan ordered a blanket ban on the recording of rape or assault cases on the complaint of the petitioner and her co-defendants without fully investigating the matter.
“An instruction is given to the DGP of Haryana to communicate to all SPs that in the event that, in the future, an FIR is registered (filed) at the request of the petitioner and three co-defendants with allegations of rape , no FIR will be registered unless the case is fully investigated, ”Judge Sangwan said.