A key accused in the alleged sex racket case, which was recently busted in Kerala, was arrested in Bengaluru on Sunday for allegedly trapping women into flesh trade.
The arrested is Joyce Joshi, the chief accused Joshi Josephâ€™s son.
Joshi had earlier surrendered before the investigating officer in the case in which Kiss of Love (KoL) organisers Rahul Pasupalan and Resmi R Nair were allegedly involved as well.
The Times of India reported that Joyce used to run a mobile store in Kochi with Kasargod native and goon Abdul Khader alias Akbar, who was arrested along with the KoL organisers last month.
Joyce and Akbar allegedly used to collect videos, images and contact numbers from mobile phones given to them for servicing, to blackmail women.
â€œThe duo used to install sophisticated applications in smartphones given by women for repair. With this, they collected videos and images of a few women that were later used for blackmailing. One of the victims has complained to the police after her images were leaked. Such women were blackmailed and trapped into the flesh trade,â€œ a police officer told TOI.
According to the report, Joyce also allegedly trapped women by befriending them. He used to invite them to his home, offer them drinks laced with sedatives, after which nude pictures of the women were taken. He would then use the pictures to blackmail and exploit the women.