Jaipur: Three women, including a mother-daughter duo, were arrested on Sunday (July 28) for extorting money for settlement in a rape case lodged by one of the accused, officials said.

The 43-year-old Anuradha Kapoor had lodged a rape case against Rajendra Vyas and Anil Ahuja on July 16.

"She had already taken Rs 6.5 lakh from them and came to Jaipur to take the remaining amount of Rs 8.5 lakh. The woman was with her mother, Moli Kapoor (67) and caretaker Chinki (28). All of them were caught while taking the money in a hotel here," said DCP, Jaipur East, Rahul Jain.

The accused women were arrested under section 384 of the Indian Penal Code (extortion).

Officials said Vyas and Ahuja met senior police officials two days ago and told them of the alleged blackmailing by the women, who are from Delhi, following which a trap was laid.

In a similar incident, a 44-year-old man in Gurugram was arrested on July 3 for forcing his wife to file a false sexual assault case against people, including a Gurugram court judge, to extort money.

The incident came to light when the alleged woman approached Gurugram Police to register a molestation complaint against a district and sessions judge.