Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath has been requested by investigators handy over the flash drives or CDs of the high-profile 2019 extortion racket often known as the “honey trap” scandal allegedly involving a number of former ministers and high bureaucrats.
The 74-year-old Congress chief had not too long ago triggered an uproar after claiming he “still had the pen drive” of the scandal, in an obvious risk to the BJP authorities within the state, when his celebration leaders requested him a couple of police case filed in opposition to a Congress MLA involving the suicide of a 40-year-old lady.
Mr Nath’s statements, throughout a digital information convention, had set off a storm and introduced the racket again into focus, with the BJP questioning if the previous chief minister had proof in opposition to any politician or officer, why did he not take any motion.
Now, the Special Investigation Team or SIT that’s probing the case has requested the Congress chief to share the USB drive or CD by Wednesday in a letter seen by NDTV.
The sensational “honey trap” scandal, during which over 1,000 clips of intercourse chats, express movies and audios had been unearthed, had emerged throughout Kamal Nath’s tenure as Chief Minister in 2019 with the arrest of 5 girls from Bhopal.
In what was then described by investigators as presumably the nation’s “biggest quid pro quo sex scandal”, these behind the racket allegedly used the movies to blackmail the politicians and bureaucrats whose identification or political allegiances haven’t been made public to this point.
One of the principle accused within the case, Shweta Jain, who ran a neighborhood NGO, had instructed the police that at the very least two dozen school college students, principally from lower-middle-class households, and intercourse employees had been used to seduce high officers and politicians.
She allegedly instructed investigators that the operation was primarily geared toward bagging profitable authorities contracts operating into a number of hundred crores from VIPs whereas some had been concerned in extorting big quantities from them.