My Home dance bar located in Geetabhavan being demolished on Thursday morning. (Photo/ANI)
My Home dance bar located in Geetabhavan being demolished on Thursday morning. (Photo/ANI)

MP honey trap case: Municipal Corporation demolishes three properties of Jitu Soni

ANI | Updated: Dec 05, 2019 08:47 IST

Indore (Madhya Pradesh) [India], Dec 5 (ANI): The Indore Municipal Corporation on Thursday demolished the three properties of the absconding owner of Sanjha Lokswami newspaper Jitu Soni for his alleged involvement in honey trap case.
Action is being taken against the three properties including My Home, Best Western and a house situated at Bengali, of Soni, an accused in human trafficking and IT Act case.
Early morning, the Corporation's staff with 3 JCB and 1 bulldozer reached My Home dance bar located in Geetabhavan and other to properties of Soni.
An FIR was registered against the owner of Sanjha Lokswami newspaper Jitu Soni, his son Amit Soni and others for their alleged involvement in the Indore honey trap case.

Addressing a press conference here, Senior Superintendent of Police Ruchi Vardhan Mishra had said: "An FIR has been registered against Jitu Soni, his son Amit Soni, manager of 'My Home' and others under Indian Penal Code Section 370. A case has also been registered against them under the IT Act in connection with Indore honey trap matter."

She had said 67 women and girls and 7 minor boys were rescued from 'My Home' - a bar run by Jitu Soni. "They were kept there to entice the customers and were paid only through the tips given by them," the SSP said.

Earlier this year, six persons, including five women, were arrested in connection with the case. It 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 scandal had rocked the state and snowballed into a political controversy. (ANI)

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