Bengaluru: Gang involved in honey-trapping and extortion busted

01:16 PM Aug 01, 2023 | Team Udayavani |

Police officials have successfully busted a notorious gang involved in honey-trapping and extorting large sums of money from men. The incident came to light in the jurisdiction of Puttenahalli police station in Bengaluru.


According to police reports, the gang members would allegedly lure men into compromising situations and then threaten them with conversion to Islam if they refused to comply with their demands for money.

The arrested have been identified as Sharana Prakash Baligera, Abdul Khader and Yasin.

A manhunt has been launched for Neha a.k.a Meher, a model from Mumbai and another accused Nadeem.

Police claim that Neha would get in touch with the gullible persons in the age group of 20-50 years in Bengaluru through Telegram. She would then invite the targets to her residence in J.P. Nagar fifth stage. As soon as they entered her home, she would welcome them in a bikini.


Later, the gang would barge inside the home and take pictures and videos of the victims with the girl. They would snatch the mobile of the victim and note down all the contacts. They would threaten to circulate the private pictures and videos among the contacts if not paid. The miscreants would ask the victims to marry to the model for which they should get converted to Islam as she is a Muslim. They would also insist that the victims should get the circumcision done immediately.

The terrified victims would give away hefty money to the accused.

After one of the victims gathered courage and lodged a police complaint, the gang’s free run ended.

As per the preliminary probe, the gang had extorted 12 persons.

The police are suspecting the involvement of the gang in more cases and have taken up the investigation.


(With inputs from IANS)


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