Gurugram: The Faridabad police stated they’ve arrested a 25-year-old man for blackmail and tried extortion, after he threatened to kill a metropolis resident’s son if he was not paid ₹5 lakh in Bitcoin (a preferred cryptocurrency).
Ashok Kumar, a resident of Faridabad, advised the police that he had obtained threatening calls, texts, and emails demanding ₹5 lakh, in trade for his son’s security.
“We fashioned a staff of the Sector 48 crime unit, and the investigation was handed over to sub-inspector Rakesh Singh Sehrawat,” stated Narender Kadian, deputy commissioner of police (crime).
A case beneath sections 384 (extortion), 506 (legal intimidation), 419 (dishonest by personation),420 (fraud), 468 (forgery for goal of dishonest), 471 (utilizing solid doc),120B (conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) was registered on Might 13.
Kumar obtained an e-mail on Might 10, asking him to switch ₹5 lakh to a cryptocurrency pockets inside 24 hours, failing which his son will probably be killed.
“They threatened that if I didn’t switch the cash, they might shoot my son in a transferring car. Additionally they threatened with kidnapping, within the occasion of which a ransom of ₹1 crore needed to be paid, with none surety of my son’s security. They advised me to switch ₹5 lakh in Bitcoin to their cryptocurrency account,” he stated.
Based on Kadian, police groups questioned greater than 50 folks. Primarily based on technical and human intelligence, they arrested Sandeep Kumar, one of many extortionists, who hailed from Bihar.
“Sandeep ran a photocopy store in Ghaziabad between 2013 and 2022. He used to forge id playing cards and issued SIM playing cards towards them. He was arrested in 2020 and 2021, and spent just a few months behind bars,” Kadian stated.
Sandeep confessed to the crime throughout questioning. “He needed to turn into wealthy in a single day and didn’t wish to work. He used to daydream and deliberate to extort cash by threatening businessmen in Faridabad, Palwal and Gurugram,” Kadian added.
“Sandeep obtained a brand new SIM card with an Aadhaar card supplied by his confederate Ankit. The SIM was used to demand ransom within the case,” Sehrawat stated.
Police are actually attempting to nab Sandeep’s affiliate Ankit. “The accused has been produced within the court docket and despatched to 14-days judicial custody. The opposite accused concerned within the case may even be arrested quickly,” Sehrawat added.