Madhya Pradesh honey trap case
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More than 65 Indian women were rescued from a ‘honey-trap’ bar in Indore, India and several people were arrested.

A FIR [First Information Report] was registered against Jitu Soni, his son Amit Soni and several others for running a bar named ‘My Home’. The bar had been used to run a honey trap scam, according to an international news website.

The incident happened in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, where a high-profile honey trap case had previously taken place which was called India’s biggest sex scandal involving bureaucrats, politicians and businessmen.

Prepratrators in this incident are reportedly involved with the previous high profile case as well.

A police raid was conducted at the bar following a tip-off about a honey trap operation.

Senior Superintendent of Police Ruchi Vardhan Mishra was quoted as saying: “An FIR has been registered against Jitu Soni, his son Amit Soni, the manager of My Home and others under the Indian Penal Code Section 370.

“A case was also registered against them under the IT Act in connection with the Indore honey trap matter.”

A complaint had been made against Soni on December 1, which led to the raid.

According to the report, police discovered 67 Indian women and seven young men at the bar. They have since been rescued.

Mishra added: “They were kept there to entice customers and were paid only through the tips given by them.”

It was revealed that Soni went on the run but his home and office were raided. Police seized several electronic devices, three safes and ammunition.

Meanwhile, Amit was arrested.

Further investigations are in process and action will be taken if those arrested are found guilty.