The girl approached the police last week after the accused demanded Rs 50,000 from her, the police said. “The man had been blackmailing her for some time. She allegedly paid him Rs 5,000 twice,” the officer said.
“Even as the duo continued to stay in touch, the complainant was contacted in May by Pothiawala, who warned him to stay away from the woman and threatened to tell his wife about the alleged extramarital relationship,” said a Crime Branch official.
Kerala High Court had earlier directed the state government to consider the amendments in IPC in this regard while disposing a public interest petition in 2009. Tamil Nadu and Odisha have already brought out similar amendments in IPC, the release said.
Palanpur police on Friday sealed a local cable news studio,News Point,after its cameraman Devendra Trivedi and reporter Haresh Thakor along with two others were allegedly found to be involved in an act of blackmail after forcing a man into having sex with a girl and then filming it.