A couple of Delhi-based Youtubers have been accused of extorting more than Rs 80 lakh from a 21-year-old businessman after ensnaring him and threatening to involve him in a fake rape case, police say. know Saturday.
The victim, who ran an advertising agency, filed a complaint in August but the couple moved court to be granted temporary bail. Their petition was dropped recently, after which an FIR was registered against them at Area 50 police station on Thursday.
The complainant, a resident of Badshahpur here, said he contacted a woman named Naamra Qadir, a resident of Shalimar Bagh in Delhi, to discuss work not long ago at a hotel. star rating on Sohna Road.
A person named Virat alias Manish Beniwal has been tagged with Qadir.
The complainant said he paid Rs 2.50 lakh to Qadir for business purposes, but when he asked her about the output, she proposed to him.
They became friends afterwards, police said, quoting the complainant.
The complainant said he spent the night with Qadir and Virat, and the couple recorded their private moments, based on which they started blackmailing him.
He said Qadir threatened that she would file a lawsuit against him for raping and extorting more than Rs 80 lakh.
Police sent notice to the couple on October 10, but they referred the court to Gurugram Court for provisional bail, which was dismissed on November 18.
They have been placed under sections 388 (extortion by scaring any person), 328 (injury by poison), 406 (criminal of breach of trust), 506 (criminal threat), 34 (general intention) of the Indian Penal Code at Area 50 police station on Thursday, said Police Department Officer Rajesh Kumar.
“We are conducting raids to catch the defendants and they will be arrested soon,” he said.
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