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Thursday, August 05, 2021



Chandigarh: Two inmates at Model jail booked for extortion

July 13, 2021 8:32 pm

Parbhat Tyagi and Ankit Narwal were charged for extorting Philip Jacob, a fellow inmate at the jail.

India among top 10 sextortion email source countries: What is it, what happens to ransom money?

April 28, 2020 3:37 pm

Sextortion is a widely used form of spam attack where cybercriminals extort money by claiming to have receiver’s compromising pictures or evidence of their sexual activity.

Ahmedabad: Man arrested for ‘impersonating woman for 9 yrs, extorting victim’

January 04, 2020 3:49 pm

The victim claims that the accused had lured him into an online relationship and gained access to certain objectionable pictures of the victim.

Social activist arrested in Mahesh Sharma ‘blackmail’ case, he says police prerogative

May 18, 2019 4:03 am

Alok, the alleged kingpin of the extortion circle, used to run a Noida-based TV news channel called Pratinidhi, which was shut due to financial crunch post demonetisation.

Mumbai: Four arrested on charges of trying to extort TV actor

November 18, 2018 3:21 am

The complainant, Karan Singh, has alleged that he met one Ajay Sharma in Agra in 2016. “We met during a shoot and he introduced himself as the owner of an event management company,” Singh said in his statement to the police.

Mumbai: Real estate agent held for extortion

July 08, 2018 4:09 am

Police said the accused was finally nabbed on Friday. A police source said that the accused was promised commission from the other developer for making the threat calls to the complainant.

Mumbai: Three demand money from Metro site workers, booked for extortion

June 14, 2018 4:40 am

The trio threatened them of dire consequences if they failed to give them protection money. After they left, the complainant took the two labourers to Shatabdi hospital and after providing them medical aid, they approached Charkop police.

Extortion accused threatened to get man infected with HIV, three arrested

June 12, 2018 3:57 am

The arrested accused also included the woman who has alleged gangrape. Goel and his company had made news last year with the ‘Freedom’ smartphone, priced at Rs 251.

Maker of 'Freedom 251' smartphone arrested for ‘extortion’ in Delhi

June 11, 2018 10:46 am

Mohit Goel and his company made headlines last year with the “Freedom” smartphone, priced at Rs 251. The firm had claimed that around 30,000 customers had booked the phone despite glitches and seven crore people had registered for it.

Man held for extortion bid on former Gujarat minister

May 19, 2018 5:04 am

BJP leader Jayanti Kavadiya was the minister of state for rural development in the cabinet of Chief Minister Vijay Rupani till last year. However, he had opted out of the last Assembly elections.