Ahmedabad: A Gujarat-based businessman allegedly misplaced ₹2.69 crore in a ‘sextortion’ lure, a police official stated on Thursday. The sufferer, who runs a renewable power agency, received a name on August 8 final 12 months from a girl who recognized herself as Ria Sharma from Morbi, he stated. “She later satisfied him to take off his garments throughout a video name. She then lower the decision abruptly and the sufferer was requested to pay ₹ 50,000 in order that his nude video clip shouldn’t be circulated,” the official stated.
“Some days later, the sufferer received a name from a person who claimed he was inspector Guddu Sharma of Delhi police. He extorted ₹ 3 lakh claiming the video clip was in his possession,” he added. On August 14, one other man who launched himself as a Delhi police cyber cell personnel sought ₹ 80.97 lakh claiming the lady had tried suicide, the official stated.
“He paid the cash. Then the sufferer received calls from a pretend CBI official who demanded ₹ 8.5 lakh to settle the case after claiming the lady’s mom had approached the central probe company. He continued paying cash until December 15 until a pretend Delhi Excessive Courtroom order stating the case had been closed made him suspicious,” the official stated.
He then approached the Cyber Crime Department police station on January 10 and lodged a grievance towards 11 individuals claiming they’d extorted ₹ 2.69 crore, the official added.
The FIR has been lodged below Indian Penal Code part 387 (extortion), 170 (impersonation as public servant), 465 (forgery) 420 (dishonest), and 120-b (legal conspiracy), amongst different offences, the official knowledgeable. Nobody has been arrested within the case up to now and a probe was underway, he added.