Odisha Honeytrap Case: ED Gets 7-Day Remand Of Archana Nag

OB Bureau

Bhubaneswar: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) was on Monday allowed by a court in Bhubaneswar to take Archana Nag, alleged kingpin of the sex and extortion racket in Odisha, on remand for seven days.

While the ED had sought a 15-day remand of Archana for questioning in the sensational blackmailing case, the court allowed the premier investigating agency to take her on remand for a week.

The ED was directed by the Districts and Sessions court to produce Archana before it on December 13 on completion of the remand period.

Earlier, Archana was produced in the court in Odisha capital amid tight security this morning. The ED wants to interrogate Archana regarding the proceeds of the crime.

The central probe 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.

The ED 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 high-profile people, including politicians, businessmen and filmmakers using sexually explicit videos

OB Bureau

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