Delhi: How gang lured scores into sex trap for blackmail
NEW DELHI: Delhi Police’s Crime Branch has busted a “sextortion racket” being run by Mewat-based criminals and arrested the mastermind from Gurgaon. The suspect has been identified as Mohammed Barkat Ali. Raids are being conducted in Mewat region to arrest other members of the racket.
The racketeers used to lure people on social media platforms using fake IDs of girls and initiate a sex chat. After a few days of chatting, the accused would invite their target for video calls and tactfully show them a girl strip her clothes. They would even invite the people to strip.
“The gang would use screen recorder to record WhatsApp video calls. The accused then extorted money by threatening to upload the obscene video on social media platforms,” joint commissioner BK Singh said.
The accused recorded the screen of their target using a specific app and used voice changers to befool them. They posed as YouTubers while threatening the target of making their video viral. The gang had extorted from more than 200 people in the past few months.
The gang was earlier in the business of cheating people on the pretext of selling cars and bikes over WhatsApp by impersonating themselves as Indian Army personnel. In September 2020, Barkat Ali and his aides committed big loot of Rs 12.8 lakh cash by breaking open an ATM machine of HDFC Bank in Mysore, Karnataka. Of late, the gang turned to sextortion using Facebook, WhatsApp, Telegram, Tinder app, etc.
In the last few months, cops had received several compnts regarding sextortion and had mounted surveillance. It came to fore that the criminals used to demand only Rs 15,000 from their target so that the victim paid up without making an issue to save himself from the embarrassment.
Pankaj Kumar Tayal
The courts are too eager to grant bail to such criminals, that's why there is an exponential increase in crime in our society.
"Mewat" is in Haryana and in that town the population of that re gion anymals is 70 percent.
The criminals have full fa th in the coward judges
If they are such big criminals then why are they out of jail???Our sy em is so weak that we cant even contain a known criminal.
There is no dearth of foolish in this world who strips on video call.
I am sure with the Indian criminal justice sy em being what we know it is these people will be free sooner than later.
Prompt and severe punishment only answer to inreasing crime rate. People must have fear.
Why are these people getting bails again and again. In this case, just do the same as they do the victims, and record their own strips and post it on social media .
True but all around you will find that most criminals belongs to the same "so peaceful" group only.'
LAWYERS ALREADY LINNING TO TAKE THE CASES AND WITH THE JUDGES INDIA HAS THEY WILL GET BAILS EASILY WHILE A BICYCLE ROBBER ROT IN JAILS
Very soon they will be a MLA or MP. It happens only in India
The de acy and law is equal greatly misused in India. Such perverts should be given the harshest punishment and should be castrated for this to become deterrence mechanism.
mastermind is mohammad barkat ali from mewat...totally criminal quom
Online crimes should be dealt in a serious way. Bail should not given in these crimes as they commit the same crime again.
a typical case of a muzzie guy with criminal tendency trap tharkey hindu men and blackmailing them
Maha For Marathis
It is not about the Indian Criminal Sy em. THe sy em was designed for cultured societies, not for Indian society.