Private firm employee arrested for blackmailing by recording private videos of friends& relatives using USB type charger to extort money

Pramesh S Jain & Yogesh K Porwar

The Northeast Division Cyber crime police on Saturday arrested a 30-year-old private firm employee for recording nude videos of their relatives and friends with spy camera and blackmailing them for sexual favors.

Senior officer told reporters,Based on a complaint by one of the victim,the CEN police track down the accused Mahesh V from T.Narasipura taluk in Mysore district and recovered the laptop, memory cards and USB charger type hidden camera from him.

During investigation the team also found that there are many such video clips recorded by the accused and blackmailing them,but no one has filed a complaint fearing social stigma.

He further told reporters that the accused would targets his relatives and friend’s where he could visit their houses often and place the USB in bedroom and bathroom to record the videos .

Using the videos,the accused would contact the victims on their social media account with fake identity and blackmail them.

The accused would send clips of the videos to their account and sought online sexual favours .

While many victims obliged to his demand fearing social stigma,one of the victim who was blackmailed by the accused noticed the video was recorded in her bedroom and complained to the police.

Based on the complaint,the police track down the accused and arrested him.He was charged with blackmail,sexual harassment and also under various sections of the IT act and remanded to judicial custody.

Finally Bengaluru Police Commissioner,C H Pratap Reddy has appreciated Addl CP East,A subramanyeshwara Rao,DCP Northeast,Dr Anoop A Shetty,PI,Santhosh Ram R,PSIs,as,Ramangowda,Raghu,ASI,Ramesh,other staff as,Ms.Saraswathi,Oblesh and other staff who has done meticulous investigation in nabbing the accused for their exemplary work a suitable reward will be given to whole team he added.