Kerala ‘sex blackmail scandal’ accused arrested near legislators’ hostel

Kochi police said they had recovered CDs containing video footage used for blackmailing the high profile victims.

Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Updated: July 26, 2014 2:14 am

A key accused wanted in the Kerala blackmail scandal — in which several influential men were pushed into sex traps and secretly filmed for extorting money and favours from them — was arrested near the Kerala Legislators’ Hostel, where he was staying for several days in a room booked in the name of a former Congress MLA.

Jayachandran stayed in a room taken on behalf of former Congress legislator and KPCC functionary Sarathchandra Prasad.  The police raided the hostel on Wednesday night based on tip-off, but he managed to escape from the hostel complex. However, soon he was was caught.

Investigators were hunting for Jayachandran, a key figure of the racket that linked the women with customers, including NRIs, bureaucrats and politicians. Earlier this month, Kochi police arrested four people after an NRI filed a complaint that the gang was demanding Rs 3 crore and its members have recorded his secret moments with the two women arrested in this case.

The police in Kochi said they had recovered CDs containing video footage used for blackmailing the high-profile victims. If the victims failed to give the demanded money, the women used to file rape complaints with the police.

An NRI businessman’s suicide in Kollam earlier this month was construed as an outcome of the blackmailing.  At the legislators’ hostel complex, former MLAs are allowed to stay at Rs 10 a day. Sarathchandra Prasad said he knew Jayachandran, but as an executive of event management. However, the room was booked for another person – Sunil Kottarakkara. “ It was a normal practice to give rooms at our recommendation,’’ he said.

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First Published on: July 25, 2014 9:15 pm
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    Great Indians
    Nov 16, 2014 at 1:00 pm
    Do Indian laws legally allow girls to openly blackmail anyone using Indian Laws?You can Blackmail anyone using a girl in India using Indian Laws which are weak.The persons behind the girl are always men and they use a girl as a cover since Indian Laws provide her support.Male victims cannot complain against a woman if she is cheating, posting a fake profile on facebook, collecting his personal information, finding about his finances, then use men to call the male victim and threaten to defame him if he does not oblige to her demands of exortion, blackmail etc. The girl first use a trap to lure him into beleiving she loves him and when he starts responding she starts collecting the information using our Indian laws. When the person is fully in his grip she then attacks using his emails and police and Indian laws.Male victim was thinking the girl loved him but in 99 percent cases girl is cheating and hardly 1 % girls actually love men. They mostly love men who have money, wealth, cars and posh life.The male victim is afraid to go to the police station and lodge a complaint. If he is someone important he is more afraid and if he does not have supporting evidence he is as good as dead.Very few male victims fight and only a few come out innocent but lose their public image even after being proved innocent and scammed by the girl.Girls can pose nude, wear offensive clothes and openly blackmail men in public or in magazines and take money for it .Today it is become a crime to send messages to any girl. You cannot send any email or message to a girl and it is a crime according to Indian Law.If a girl sends a email or a sms she is allowed to do it but a male person cannot send it. She can do anything blackmail, threaten or destroy the career of the person who has sent her an email or a sms even if she knows the person very well. The person can be anybody any government officer, police, judge, businessman, MLA, MP, Minister etc broken love affairs which involve communication through sms and emails girl is given more rights than murder, theft, cheating, divorce, rape, ual ault and more publicity etc and can defame anyone and police take her complain more seriously as if she is VIP. Movies show it is allowed but Law says it is a crime greater than murder, rape, ual ault, dacoity, divorce etc. The action is quick and faster than murder, crimes, robbery, theft, cheating, rape, ual ault, fraud, corruption etc. Means the very quick action is taken on sending a sms or an email to a girl or your girlfriend if you have had a fight with her in India. This complaint takes priority over everthing else and all other important work is left to attend to this type of happening. Everyone caught sending sms has to stop all his work and there is no one to listen to his problem. The girl becomes adamant and does not have any mercy on the person because she and the person have a broken friendship and she is taking revenge. Although taking revenge is a crime still she gets protection of law and the person who is falling into her trap becomes the victim as he is trying to solve his fight by sending sms or email. But according to Indian Law he cannot solve his problem by sending sms or email and he cannot use the help of Law to solve his problem. If he leaves the problem as it is he can be blackmailed, defamed or cheated by the girl. The girl can use the sms or email to cheat him today or tomorrow in life and even to blackmail his wife and children if he is married. The girl can use the sms or email on him even if the person is single and his sms or email are just for ending the fight with the girl. The girl collects all the sms and emails and does not reply. When she has sufficient emails or sms she then approaches for a complaint. Once she complains all priority is given to her even if it was a small fight of not talking to each other and knowing each other well. So this loop in the Indian Law is being used very well by girls today to blackmail top people. With the sms and email sent by the person the girl collects all his peronal information and once she has all his personal data, friends, financial information and details of his ets her other male collegues come in the picture. These male collegues then phone the male victim and threaten him. The male victim becomes afraid and is ready to give money to solve problem. The persons ask for money depending upon the financial capability of the person and settle the issue. Many people committ suicide as Indian Law does not protect them as they feel it is not right to live.Are love affair fights more important than murder, rape, corruption, drug crimes, theft, cheating and other domestic crimes.Jagdish K Arora
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      Great Indians
      Nov 17, 2014 at 3:23 am
      Today all girlfriends want the latest mobile phone from their boyfriends on first meeting. It is a crime to send a sms or an email to girls in India. Indian girlfriends can use law of murder, divorce, rape, ual ault if any boy sends her an sms and action is very very quick. Authorities leave all work to attend to complaints of sms or emails. Girl can send sms or email and do anything pose nude in magazines, act as half naked models and take money for it. They can blackmail, threaten, exhort money in India. On one hand the girls are showing themselves openly and inciting men and then accuse when bad things happen. Parents do not control girls and even fear the girls least they are sent to jail. Even parents can be sent to jail if girl complains against parents. First they give girls freedom and when she does something wrong accept it as present. It is kalyug.