The Goa police have busted an inter-state sextortion racket and have made the fourth arrest in the case. The fourth person has been identified as Harishbhai from Gujarat.
He not only referred clients but also provided all logistical support to the women accused to be running and involved in the sex extortion activities. The sex racket was exposed when a Gujarati Kiran Patel filed a police complaint in Goa in August against two women, both from Gujarat. Kiran said the women were seeking money from him and threatening him to file rape complaints if he did not pay up.
Thereafter Goa police had arrested two women and a man for allegedly extorting money from Kiran.
Goa police said that one woman had lodged a rape complaint on August 23 at the Colvale police station against one non-Goan person.
“Later, the investigating officer probed the case and found that the complainant had lodged complaints in different matters (in Goa). As she was from Gujarat, we contacted our counterparts there and got information that she was a complainant in various FIRs,” Valsan said.
“At the same time, we got a complaint from one businessman saying that these complainants (women) had actually extorted money from him saying they will accuse him in rape case. We found out that they had filed multiple FIRs in Gujarat and Goa. They are actually running a racket of extorting businessmen saying they will be arrested in rape cases,” Valsan said.
According to the police, the accused involved in the crime have filed complaints of rape at various police station in Goa and Gujarat.
The racket of extorting money by these people was jointly busted by the Colvale and Calangute police in North Goa.