Odisha Honeytrap Racket: ED To Probe Money Transactions Of Archana & Husband
Bhubaneswar: In a significant development in Archana Nag’s honeytrap racket case in Odisha, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) is likely to probe the financial transactions done by the lady blackmailer and her husband Jagabandhu Chand.
According to reports, the ED has already initiated the process in this direction and sought the FIR copy of the sensational case and other relevant information from the Commissionerate Police.
A meeting among top officials has also been convened to discuss the matter and the premier agency is expected to ascertain the sources from where the couple received such huge amount of money.
It is alleged that the couple collected huge amount of money from high-profile people including political leaders, ministers, businessmen and other bigwigs and the ED is likely to investigate the channel through which money flew. The ED may also seek to unearth the reason behind such payments.
During probe, Archana was found in possession of a palatial house in Bhubaneswar, luxury cars and valuables worth crores. The lady blackmailer and her husband are alleged to have amassed assets worth around Rs 30 crore within a span of four years from 2018 to 2022, police sources said.
Notably, the honeytrap kingpin and her husband met each other at Jharpada special jail in Bhubaneswar on Sunday. The meeting, the first one since their arrest, lasted for 15 minutes.
Archana was arrested on October 6 on charges of honey trapping bigwigs and extorting huge money from them, while her husband was held on October 22.