Digital information channel proprietor held for ‘blackmailing, extorting’ cash from advocate : The Tribune India

2020/10 01 13:10

New Delhi, October 1

The proprietor of a digital information channel has been arrested for allegedly blackmailing and extorting cash from an advocate in south Delhi’s Better Kailash space, police mentioned on Thursday.

The accused has been recognized as Afsar Ali (37), a resident of Noida Sector-78, they mentioned. 

Police mentioned the advocate, a resident of Better Kailash, lodged a criticism the place he alleged that some folks, on behalf of the channel, performed a sting operation on him.

They threatened to telecast the recording if he didn’t pay Rs 5 crore to them. The advocate additionally instructed the police that these folks additionally visited his workplace and tried to get particulars about his relations, a senior police officer mentioned.

A case was registered at Better Kailash police station and investigation was taken up, the officer mentioned.

“Throughout investigation, Ali was arrested. It was revealed that he’s operating a digital information channel primarily based out of Noida,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (south) Atul Kumar Thakur mentioned.

The accused would determine potential targets on the premise of their lavish life-style after which pose as consumers of huge farmhouse land and so on. whereas conducting sting operations. They might then method the victims and ask them to pay up, failing which they might threaten to air the recording, police mentioned.

Ali has varied earlier involvements of theft and dishonest in Delhi and UP, they added. PTI

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