Delhi Police has dismissed a constable from service after he was found involved in a honey trap and blackmailing racket. police sources told North India Times.
The action was taken on the basis of a complaint filed by a businessman on Tuesday who had alleged that the accused constable posted in Rohini’s Vijay Vihar Police Station, along with a woman, honey trapped and then blackmailed him by demanding Rs 7 lakh.
The constable and the woman even threatened the businessman to implicate him in a false case of rape if he did not pay the amount, a police officer said.
In his statement to police, the businessman said he came in contact with the woman through Facebook and even met her couple of times in the city.
The businessman paid only Rs 3 lakh to them, the officer said.
They often threatened him over phone. Based on his statement, a case was registered and the constable arrested, police said.
On interrogation, the constable disclosed details of other accused involved in the crime, the officer added.
The woman and her associates are absconding, he said, adding a police investigation is underway.