Bhopal: SIT returns empty-handed from the ex-CM house over honey trap pen drive issue

Staff ReporterUpdated: Thursday, June 03, 2021, 12:31 AM IST
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Former chief minister Kamal Nath |

BHOPAL: A special investigation team probing into a ëhoney trapí case on Wednesday went to the house of former chief minister Kamal Nath to collect the ëpen driveí related to the case but it had to return empty-handed. Reason? Nath was not out of station.

While addressing the online press conference on May 21, Nath claimed that was in possession of a pen drive/CD related to the honey trap case. His claim had kicked up the dust in the political corridors as well as in the police department, which is investigating the case.

The SIT was quick to send a notice to Nath under relevant provisions of CrPC said asking him to hand over the pen drive/CD to its sleuths.

The notice stated that this ëpen drive/CD was extremely important evidenceí in the FIR lodged in Palasia police station and it would make the probe more effective and stronger. The notice added that Nath should be present in his house in Bhopal at 12:30 pm on June 2 for recording his statement and handing over the pen drive/CD to the SIT.

Sources claimed that when the team reached the ex-CMís house, Nathís counsel informed the SIT that the he is in New Delhi and will return on June 7.

The sources claimed that the SIT may serve the fresh notice to the ex-CM for his statement and recovery of the ëpen driveí.

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.

Content is widely circulated: Nath

Earlier speaking on the issue during his visit to Morena, Nath said he would respond to the notice but added the pen drive was not with him and several journalists were in possession of the content and it was being circulated widely in MP.

Nath said he was kept informed about the case by the police as he was the chief minister of MP at the time.

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