Police and district administration here on Saturday conducted raids here at various locations including the residence of Jitendra Soni, owner of the newspaper, Sanjha Lokswami, in connection with the honey trap case. Later, the office of newspaper Sanjha Lokswami in Indore has been sealed by police in connection with the honey trap case.
Confirming the news on raid, Madhya Pradesh Police said: "Raids are being conducted at various locations including the residence of Jitendra Soni, owner of the newspaper, Sanjha Lokswami in Indore in connection with the honey trap case".
The aim of raid is to recover the crucial videos related with the honey trap case with Jitendra Soni. It is said that the Soni had videos of leaders and officials along with the women who are currently lodged in jail in connection with honey trap case. Police officials also confirmed that the raids were carried out in an attempt to recover video documents related to the case. It was learnt that no crucial evidence was found in the search.
The scandal had rocked the state and snowballed into a political controversy.
The matter came to light after an Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) engineer filed a complaint alleging that two women were blackmailing him by threatening to make some objectionable videos viral. The engineer was later suspended from the service by the IMC.
Journalists who reached at the spot, opposed the police action.