Honeytrap: Police arrest six-member gang, search on for four


Team Udayavani, Sep 28, 2019, 3:36 PM IST

Madikeri: Kodagu district crime intelligence bureau has arrested six persons in connection with a case in which a man was trapped in honeytrap conspiracy and was forced to part with Rs 3.8 lakh.

The arrested people are Muhammed Azharuddin from Napoklu, Abubakker Siddique (33), Hasainar alias Achchu (27), Irshad Ali (27), A A Sameer (28) and a girl student of a college. A sum of Rs 1 lakh was recovered from them.

According to the cops, ten people were involved with this conspiracy, and they are looking for four more persons including the main accused. The district superintendent of police Dr Sumana D Pannekar has informed that 2 separate cases have been registered in this connection.

Incident synopsis

A person identified as Gafoor from Yemmemadu village, who was working in Dubai and had returned to his house during August this year. He was planning to build a new house for his family and Karim from Yemmemadu came to know that Gafoor had money, in connivance with local youth, planned to extract money from Gafoor.

On August 16, the accused took Gafoor away in the guise of buying household electrical goods from Mysuru and as per Karim and Azharuddin’s plan, they allowed a girl student of a college to board the vehicle at Kushalnagar.

The group rested in a homestay on ring road for the night and the accused made sure the girl and Gafoor were allowed stay together. Meanwhile, the victim was drugged post which, the accused took obscene photos and videos of Gafoor in the company of the girl. They took away foreign currency amounting to Rs 1.15 lakh. Further, they also threatened the victim of transmitting his video with the girl on TV if he failed to pay Rs 50 lakh. In course of time, the victim paid them Rs 3.80 lakh after which the accused let him off the hook.

The complaint

A month since the incident, the police came to know after about the honeytrap and found that Gafoor had become a victim. They convinced Gafoor to file complaint against the gang.

Eventually, sub-inspector of intelligence bureau and four others visited the house of Karim to arrest him when Karim fired a bullet at the police from inside the house in which sub-inspector, Hameed, escaped narrowly. Karim then fled with his two wives.

A separate case under Indian Arms Act was registered against Karim and his two wives in this connection. The cops are on the lookout for Karim.

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