Pradeep Pattanayak

Two high-end SUVs of the honey trap case accused, Archana Nag that were seized by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) during its investigation into the money laundering allegations are soon to be auctioned. The ED has moved the court seeking its permission for the auction. 

The ED had arrested lady blackmailer Archana Nag under the Money Laundering Act on December 13, 2022. On November 18, 2022, an SUV was found abandoned in the Mancheswar industrial estate area. Later, the ED had confiscated the SUV along with another SUV. 

To auction off these two vehicles, the agency has put in a request application in court.  The purchase price of these two vehicles is learned to be Rs 56 lakh. 

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After spending 14 months in Jharpada jail in Bhubaneswar, Archana was released on December 12, 2023.

Nag was accused of extorting money from influential people by blackmailing them with objectionable videos. She was first arrested on October 6, 2022, after her former associate, Shradhanjali Behera lodged a complaint at the Khandagiri Police Station on October 2, 2022. Shradhanjali had accused Nag, her husband Jagabandhu Chand, and their associate Khageswar Patra of trapping her in their racket and forcing her to blackmail the bigwigs.

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