MUMBAI - Police in Mumbai have arrested three officers who allegedly raped a model in a police station and then demanded several thousand dollars as blackmail to keep quiet, a deputy commissioner said Friday. Three other men have also been arrested after the 29-year-old woman said the officers bundled her into a car as she was leaving an upmarket hotel in India's financial capital on April 3. Deputy commissioner Dhananjay Kulkarni said the woman has alleged she was then driven to a police outpost and raped by the officers before they extorted up to 500,000 rupees ($7,800) from her.

"The investigations are being done meticulously considering the involvement of police and nature of the crime," Kulkarni told AFP.

"Right now, the allegations of extortion seem genuine, but the matter of sexual assault cannot be confirmed at this moment."