ED May Seek Honeytrap Kingpin Archana Nag’s Remand

Bhubaneswar: Archana Nag, the main accused in the sex and extortion racket in Odisha, will be produced in the district court on Monday. The Enforcement Directorate (ED), which is probing the proceeds of crime, is likely to seek her remand, sources said.

The agency, which had registered a case against Archana, her husband Jagabandhu Chand and associates Shradhanjali Behera and Khageswar Patra under Prevention of Money Laundering Act, has so far grilled nine persons in connection with the honeytrap case. It has also traced Rs 2.5 crore deposited in the accounts of Archana and Jagabandhu between 2017 and 2022.

The couple allegedly amassed over Rs 30 crore by blackmailing politicians, businessmen and filmmakers using sexually explicit videos.

Notably, the Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC), Bhubaneswar, has turned down the bail petition of Archana in the case pertaining to Parija, who had filed a complaint with Nayapalli police accusing Archana of demanding Rs 3 crore from him by threatening to release his intimate pictures and videos.

She has now moved the District & Sessions Judge court, seeking bail, sources add


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