Indore: Amid whispers in political circles that the honey trap and blackmailing racket busted mid-September in the state was a ploy to destabilise the nine-month old Kamal Nath government, Congress MLA Laxman Singh claimed such use of women to grab power was going on for thousands of years.
Five women and a man were arrested in Indore and Bhopal on September 18-19 for allegedly running the racket, after an Indore Municipal Corporation engineer approached police claiming he was being blackmailed to the tune of Rs 3 crore over objectionable video clips by the accused.
Political circles in MP are full of unverified claims that the accused planned to blackmail state ministers and MLAs after filming objectionable videos to destabilise the Congress government. “Such scandals have been going on for thousands of years.
Women have been used in wars to get power,” Singh, younger brother of veteran Congressman Digvijaya Singh, said, adding, “It is wrong to honey trap someone using women and blackmail”.
On the BJP’s demand for a CBI probe, Singh said one should wait for state police’s SIT to complete its investigation. “If the BJP is not satisfied with the SIT probe, then a CBI investigation would also be carried out,” he claimed. PTI