PIL In HC: ED Probe Into ‘Exponential Rise In Assets’ Of Odisha Honeytrap Kingpin Archana Nag Sought
Cuttack: A PIL has been filed in the Orissa High Court seeking a probe into the exponential rise in assets owned by alleged honeytrap racket kingpin Archana Nag and her husband Jagabandhu Chand by Enforcement Directorate (ED).
The Bharatiya Vikash Parishad, which moved the court, has made central government, ED, Odisha Chief Secretary, Home Department, Odisha DGP, Khandagiri police station IIC and Nayapalli police station IIC parties in the case. It has also sought confiscation of her properties.
Archana is said to have acquired properties worth Rs 30 crore in a span of only four years from 2018 to 2022 by allegedly extorting money from rich and influential people such as politicians, businessmen and film producers with threats of taking photos and videos of their intimate moments public.
Hailing from a middle-class family in Kalahandi district, the 26-year-old now owns a palatial house with imported interior decorations, luxury cars, four high-breed dogs and a white horse.
The petitioner has further urged the court to bring the suspects under the purview of the investigation, sources said.
Meanwhile, Archana, who was arrested on October 6 and is currently lodged in Jharpada Special Jail here, has filed a bail plea at Bhubaneswar SDJM Court.