Ghaziabad Couple Honey Traps Over 300 Men With Sex Chat & Videos, Extorts Rs 20 Cr In 1 Year
A couple from Ghaziabad trapped in honey and urged millions of rupees from hundreds of businessmen and senior executives by blackmailing them with their intimate photos and videos of sexual chats, police said.
The couple, identified as Yogesh and Sapna Gautam, extorted money from wealthy people across the country for over a year and later, nearly 30 women aided them in the alleged crime.
ThePrint reported that the couple extorted more than Rs 20 crore in money from 300 people. The latter and three other people were arrested on Friday in their apartment in the Raj Nagar extension in Ghaziabad.
“Sapna and her husband had their roles divided. She (Sapna) would join the website using new credentials and chat with the victims. She also trained other women for the job. Yogesh took care of locations (places from which calls were made to victims), phone numbers and bank accounts, ”a senior Ghaziabad police officer said in the report.
“On the site (Stripchat), you have to pay Rs 234 per minute. Half of the money is taken by the website and the rest went to the couple, for rendering their services, such as sex chat, ”the officer said.
The police officer said the couple would convince users to part with their personal details such as phone numbers and that subsequent video calls were made to them via WhatsApp, in which they were allegedly “to take their clothes off. masturbate and engage in other sexual activities “. The accused then blackmailed them with the recorded videos to extort money.
The couple’s suspicious activities slipped under the radar when Rajkot police contacted them in early October after the owner of an accounting firm claimed that one of his employees made a Rs 80 lakh transaction from the account from the company to a bank account located in Ghaziabad.