The Delhi Police arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with the sexual extortion case. The accused was arrested in Bharatpur, Rajasthan.
As per police, the accused is a kingpin of the sexual extortion gang. The gang used to extort money by blackmailing the victims. The gang members threaten people by saying they have video clips of them in compromising positions and would make the video viral if their demands are not met.
The 23-year-old accused has been identified as Govind Ram, a resident of Bharatpur district of Rajasthan.
"Working against the cyber frauds, under the 'Operation: Clean Sweep', the staff of cyber police station of the outer district have busted a case of cyber fraud and arrested one accused person who was involved in sexual extortion fraud," a police official said.
Police started the probe after a case was registered under section 384 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at the Cyber Police Station in April 2022. Later, after investigation, sections 120B/420/34 of the IPC were also added to the case.
The victim had alleged that someone, impersonating a girl, had sent him a WhatsApp message and talked with him. They also had a video call but the victim could not understand he was being defrauded. After a few days, the caller sent him a morphed video that showed the victim with a female, police said.
The victim said the accused demanded money for not sharing the video on social media. He then transferred Rs 12,500 to the blackmailer from his account.
On September 12, a police team went to Rajasthan and Govind Ram was arrested from Bharatpur.
Three mobile phones were also recovered from him and police are trying to nab other gang members also.