Cassian Baliarsingh

Lady blackmailer Archana Nag, who has been hogging the limelight for allegedly honeytrapping and extorting crores of rupees from the bigwigs of Odisha, on Wednesday appeared before the Sub-divisional Judicial Magistrate (SDJM) court.

Speaking to media before her appearance in court, Archana made a few sensational comments regarding media.

When asked to speak the truth, Archana said, “I will tell everything at the right time. I will tell everything, but please wait for the right time. Police investigation will reveal everything.”

“But, I request media to not spread fake news about me without any proof,” she further added before she was dragged by a policewoman.

The lady blackmailer appeared in the court in connection with a blackmailing case filed against her by Odia film producer Akshay Parija. She had allegedly demanded Rs 3 crore from Parija by threatening him with his obscene videos.

On the other hand, Archana and her husband Jagabandhu are lodged in Jaharpada jail.  They met each other in the jail on Sunday.  The couple was allowed to meet for 15-20 minutes in presence of the jail warder and a staff.

Notably, the Commisionerate of Police had arrested Archana on October 6 and her husband on October 22.

Meanwhile, accusing the police of dilly-dallying the investigation, the state unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has launched an indefinite strike in front of the Commissionerate Police office.

The party leaders are critical of the Commissionerate Police while accusing it of shielding the persons involved in the high-profile sex racket.

Speaking to media, BJP general secretary Lekhashree Samantsinghar said, “Be it the mysterious death of Dharmendra Sahu or the investigation in Archana Nag case. We suspect the involvement of all the bigwigs of BJD in both the cases.

Moreover, the investigation is losing direction. We demand a fair investigation in both the cases. In the coming 7 days, BJP will protest in all the sub-divisions”

Another BJP leader alleged that the police are aware of the fact that some police officers, officers, leaders and ministers are involved in the case.

“They are afraid of the facts that the secret once out would topple the government. Police arrested Jagabandhu only after he destroyed all the evidence. Our strike will continue till our demands are met.”