Rashmi Ranjan

I was waiting for the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to take me on remand for questioning, said Archana Nag, the alleged mastermind of the high-profile blackmailing racket on Tuesday.

“I was waiting for ED. I will fully cooperate in the probe,” said Archana to the waiting media outside Capital Hospital. 

Responding to media queries on who (which politician) she thinks might have trapped her, Archana said she has no idea.

“I need sufficient time to speak, at least 30 minutes. If I speak out, the entire scenario of the state will change. I have been trapped. I will give all 'exclusive' evidence and not spare anyone," said Nag.

Furthermore she said, "The call records of Sradhanjali must be examined. I wanted to hold a presser, but I was arrested before I can utter a word. I am not a terrorist."

"I have all the evidence to prove me innocent. May it be ED or any higher probing agency, I am ready to face the investigation. My social status and image have taken a heavy beating," Nag rued.

The ED, which is probing the high-profile sextortion racket, took Archana to Capital Hospital before taking her on a 7-day remand.

Notably, the District and Session Court in Bhubaneswar has remanded Archana to the custody of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for seven days. 

The ED had sought a 15-day remand of Nag to dig deeper into the case. The court while allowing the investigating agency to take Nag on remand has directed it to produce her on December 13.