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Odisha Sextortion Case: ED seizes SUV of prime accused in Bhubaneswar | India News

Odisha Sextortion Case: ED seizes SUV of prime accused in Bhubaneswar | Information

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate has seized a sports activities utility automobile (SUV) belonging to the primary suspect in a cash laundering case associated to a latest alleged sextortion case in Odisha. “The automobile, a Ford Endeavour, was discovered deserted with no quantity plate. The seized automobile is valued round Rs 40 lakh,” the federal probe company stated in an announcement. It stated the automobile belongs to Archana Nag who’s the primary accused within the “high-profile sextortion racket run in and across the metropolis of Bhubaneswar.”  The Enforcement Directorate beforehand acknowledged that it seized “incriminating” paperwork, digital proof, and cell phones throughout latest searches on this cash laundering investigation.

The motion was undertaken in opposition to Nag, her husband Jagabandhu Chand, his alleged aide Khageshwar Patra and Sharadhanjali Behera, an affiliate of Nag, on November 10. The cash laundering investigation stems from two Odisha Police FIRs filed in opposition to the accused. Archana Nag and Jagabandhu Chand have been arrested by the police final month and they’re presently lodged in jail underneath judicial custody. The ED arrested Khageshwar Patra lately.

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“Patra, an energetic and shut affiliate of Archana Nag, was concerned in buying and producing properties value crores of rupees by means of extortion by means of honey-trapping high-profile and wealthy folks and secretly making inappropriate movies and threatening and blackmailing them for lodging false police instances in opposition to them,” the probe company had stated. These inappropriate movies have been additionally printed over social media, it stated.

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