Woman accused of blackmailing MP arrested

NEW DELHI
2 May 2017

A woman who allegedly honey- trapped and blackmailed a BJP MP she had accused of rape was arrested from her home in Ghaziabad today, Delhi Police officials said.

K.C. Patel, the MP from Valsad in Gujarat, had filed a police complaint last week claiming that he had been drugged by the woman who had taken obscene videos and photographs of him. The woman had approached a city court claiming that the police had not acted on her rape complaint against the lawmaker.
"The woman is being questioned. She has claimed that she had made the CD since the MP had been sexually assaulting her and threatening her with dire consequences," police sources said.
The MP claimed that she had threatened to file a rape case against him if he did not pay her Rs five crore.
Patel had alleged the woman invited him to a place in Ghaziabad for some work and offered him a soft drink laced with sedatives.
It has emerged that the woman was involved in similar instances earlier, a police official said. (PTI)