Mangaluru: Kadri Police have busted a hi-tech honey trap racket with the arrest of three persons. The arrested are Narayan Salian, a resident of Someshwar, Sadiq and Mohammad Ranji from Ullal.
The doctor knew Mohammad Ranji quite well. The latter hatched a plan to extract money from him by offering to provide a young woman. As promised Mohammad arrived with the lady near Mallikatte bus stand on May 2 and asked the doctor to come there. Later Narayana Salian, Rakesh and two others who posed as cops at Mallikatte Circle. The doctor was then made to sit on the back seat and they drove the car towards Someshwara. There the doctor was taken to a room was forced to undress and pose for photos with the woman.
The gang later threatened to release the photos if its demand for cash was not fulfilled. The doctor agreed to pay Rs 14 lakh through RTGS and did so. However when the accused began to pressurise for more money a few days later, the doctor informed the police. All the three have been produced before the court and remanded to judicial custody.