Honeytrap case: Ahmedabad Crime Branch arrest PSI Brahmbhatt

Ahmedabad: City Police Crime Branch has arrested a Police Sub Inspector Janak Brahmbhatt in honey trap case. Janak is 8th person arrested in this case. He was wanted and on run. Police has earlier arrested then Inspector of Mahila Police Station Mrs. Geeta Pathan and head constable Shardaben Khant among others. Janak was serving as Sub Inspector in Mahila Police Station.

Then inspector Geeta Pathan had allegedly helped a gang in extorting Rs 26.55 lakh from at least five traders by threatening to implicate them in fake rape cases. Pathan allegedly took half the money from the gang and also gave some share to her juniors who helped her intimidate the victims and pressure them into giving money to the gang members to settle the issue. In February, a victim had submitted an application to the crime branch, alleging that a gang with some women members had befriended him through Facebook then extorted money from him by threatening to entrap him in a false rape case. Later, officials received four more such applications.
In March, the crime branch arrested four persons, including two 19-year olds, on charges of extortion and criminal conspiracy. The gang members would trap traders using fake Facebook IDs of girls after which the female members would invite them to a hotel or a secluded place. Later, the gang would submit an application against the victims at the woman police station headed by Pathan.

On the pretext of recording their statements, Pathan would call the victims to the police station and pressure them to “settle” the matter with applicants, the statement added. Pathan and her staffers would threaten the victims, saying they may get arrested in a rape case if they did not arrive at a compromise formula with the applicant.

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