Crime Branch ADG Sanjeeb Panda said the woman was close to the accused through social media claiming that she belonged to the same district and had received the money in two installments.
State Police Chief Anil Kant has issued a circular prohibiting association of officers with the real estate and sand mafias and warned them to be beware of honey traps.
According to police, Fathima, had befriended a vegetable vendor posing as a customer. She shared her mobile number and invited him to her house.
The police officer had earlier complained that the woman extorted lakhs of rupees from him after establishing a friendship over the phone.
Last week, the Hosdurg police had arrested four persons, including key accused Sajida, 30, of Kasaragod.
Several instances of sweet talks and video calls with strangers on social media being used to honey-trap people comes to the fore
Two suspects, including a woman, were arrested by the Mangaluru City police in connection with a honey trap and extortion case, wherein the victim lost Rs 2.12 lakh.
Police say after taking D1L, she signed affidavit agreeing not to disturb man; probe confirms cops’ suspicions of racket luring men via dating app
The man, who is married and is the father of two children, went on a date with the 45-year-old woman after he met her via Tinder.
Five women and a man were arrested in Bhopal and Indore in September, 2019 for allegedly trapping well-placed people and blackmailing them with objectionable videos.
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