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 well-liked cryptocurrency).
Ashok Kumar, a resident of Faridabad, advised the police that he had acquired threatening calls, texts, and emails demanding ₹5 lakh, in change for his son’s security.
“We fashioned a workforce 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 underneath sections 384 (extortion), 506 (felony intimidation), 419 (dishonest by personation),420 (fraud), 468 (forgery for function of dishonest), 471 (utilizing cast doc),120B (conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) was registered on Might 13.
Kumar acquired an e mail on Might 10, asking him to switch ₹5 lakh to a cryptocurrency pockets inside 24 hours, failing which his son might be killed.
“They threatened that if I didn’t switch the cash, they’d shoot my son in a shifting 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.
In keeping with Kadian, police groups questioned greater than 50 individuals. 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 in opposition to 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 wished to grow to be wealthy in a single day and didn’t need to work. He used to daydream and deliberate to extort cash by threatening businessmen in Faridabad, Palwal and Gurugram,” Kadian added.
“Sandeep acquired a brand new SIM card with an Aadhaar card offered 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 also be arrested quickly,” Sehrawat added.