Ghaziabad Police have busted a gang comprising 4 members from Indirapuram area including 2 women who used to entice people from well-to-do backgrounds and later on used to blackmail them after luring them into a honey trap, it was informed by SP City Akash Tomar.
The modus operandi of the gang was to first befriend middle and upper middle class people. The gang would collect the mobile numbers of several such persons and the women members of the gang would then call up these persons and gradually pretended to be close to them. After succeeding thus, these women members would then blackmail them for money by threatening these persons with false rape allegations. Those who did not pay up, against them the gang used to register a case under Section 376 and later on pretext of a compromise would extort money from them. In such cases they used to give false address to mislead the investigations. Through this methodology the gang had extorted lakhs from several people and after several complaints were received a team of Indirapuram Police Station finally zeroed in on them.
The gang members are namely Harkesh from Haryana, who is the leader of the gang, Nivesh Sirohi from Bulandshahar and 2 women members. The police also recovered one i10 car used in crime.
The police team that arrested the accused comprised SHO Sachin Malik, SI Anang Pal Rathi, SI Elam Singh, and constables Manju Devi and Mandeep Gautam.