Nagpur man held for extorting Rs 5.5 lakh from ‘Facebook friend’ over her indecent pictures

Amar Ashok Jajoo | Aug 12, 2018 16:27

Shantanu Gajbhiye, a resident of Somalwada, was arrested by Ajni Police on Saturday for blackmailing a woman and extorting Rs 5.5 lakh from her over her indecent pictures.

As per the police, Gajbhiye, some months back, befriended the 32-year-old complainant on Facebook. The two, thereafter, got involved in an affair. From February 2018 till August 2018, Gajbhiye visited the woman’s house multiple times. He clicked indecent pictures of her during this period and later threatened to leak the pictures on the internet. Over a couple of months, Gajbhiye extorted Rs 5.5 lakh from the woman. The accused also threatened to kill the woman’s husband.

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Based on the woman’s complaint, Ajni Police arrested Shantanu Gajbhiye and has booked him under sections 354 (a), 354 (c), 506 and 384 of the Indian Penal Code.