Raipur: Police claimed to have arrested a man involved in minting money by blackmailing people after making their obscene videos. The accused used to make fake IDs on Facebook and send friend requests. After winning the faith of the victim, the accused used to make obscene videos of his victims and blackmail them for money.
A complainant told Arang police that she had received a friend request on social media Facebook on June 24, 2021, from one Rohini Sharma and the complainant accepted the request. After some days of chat, Rohini asked for her WhatsApp number which she shared with her. They had continued chatting on Whatsapp and on June 28, Rohini made a video call to the complainant. The callers started making obscene activities.
Initially, the complainant tried to avoid the caller but later fell prey to the caller’s conspiracy.
The caller, who had recorded the obscene video of the complainant, uploaded the video on the social media Messenger at the address of the complainant’s friend and started demanding money from the complainant on different mobile numbers. The complainant sent Rs 37000 to the blackmailer‘s account but the blackmailer did not stop and continued calling for the money.
Taking a serious note of the case, SSP Ajay Yadav directed Arang police to form a team and involve Cyber Cell members. The Cyber Cell found that someone had created a fake ID in the name of Rohini Sharma. The police team also analyzed the telephone calls made by the accused and collected information about the bank account from the bank concerned. After a thorough investigation, the presence of the accused was a trace in the Alwar district of Rajasthan. A team of police left for Alwar and started an investigation. The mobile numbers used by the accused and the bank account were from other states, police found. The numbers and bank account were used to commit the crime only.
The police team succeeded in apprehending one Liyakat Khan who admitted to the crime following an interrogation.
The accused told police that he used to create fake IDs in different names and commit crimes. The accused admitted that he has committed more than 50 such crimes. Police found mobile numbers of Odisha and Assam which were collected by him in Bharatpur, Rajasthan.
Cash of Rs 19000, two mobile handsets, three sim cards was seized from the accused who has been booked by the police. The accused Liyakat Khan, 39, belongs to the Kajota village of Laxmangarh, Alwar district, Rajasthan. Sub-Inspector T R Sahu of Arang police station, Cyber Cell’s R Mahendra Rajput, Radhakant Pandey, R Himanshu Rathore, and Vikas Khatri played crucial roles in arresting the accused.