Teams raided the premises of the factory on Thursday amid speculation that the police thought the businessman was hiding there. District Collector Lokesh Jatav said that no building permission had been obtained by the factory owner.
Businessman Jeetu Soni, who owned and edited Sanjha Lokswami — an eveninger in Indore that had carried a series of reports on the alleged ‘honey trap’ case that has rocked the administration in the state — is on the run, along with his family members.
Suggesting that the action against Soni was not a fallout of Sanjha Lokswami’s coverage of the honey trap case, the CM said that he had received many complaints against the controversial businessman more than a month ago that he was blackmailing people.
“Killers should be hanged, set up a fast track court for quick trial and call the DNA report early,” the BJP leader said while pointing out that the BJP government was the first in the country to pass a legislation to propose death penalty for the rapists of minor girls.
Sanjha Lokswami had carried reports with lurid details naming a former BJP minister, a principal secretary to former chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, and the honeytrap case complainant Harbhajan Singh
The BJP had bestowed minister of state status on five Hindu religious functionaries and spiritual personalities and the cabinet minister status on Swami Akhileshwaranand, who was the executive council chairman of Madhya Pradesh Cow Protection Board.
The raids, including on Jitendra Soni’s home, a hotel, a restaurant and a night club, started late on Friday and continued for hours. While Soni is missing, his son Amit, also an accused, has been detained.