The Ahmedabad Cyber Crime Cell has arrested a 22-year-old Rajasthan youth on charges of laying a honey trap, impersonating a CBI officer, and extorting Rs 2,69,32,000 from a businessman.
Ajit Rajian, Deputy Commissioner of Police for the Cyber Crime Cell, stated in a statement that Talim Khan, 22, of Bharatpur, Rajasthan, was arrested on Thursday.
Allegation against the accused, a 11th pass, is that he befriended the Ahmedabad-based businessman as ‘Riya’ on whats app. One day, in the name of virtual sex, he filmed the businessman nude, which he used to blackmail and extort money.
Few days later, he impersonated as a CBI inspector and called up the businessman and informed him that Riya with whom had virtual sex had committed suicide because of the nude video clip and her family have lodged a complaint, so he may be arrested.
Talim Khan black-mailed him, asked him to pay up to evade arrest, and forced him to transfer Rs 2.69 crore in various bank accounts.
Khan’s cell phones were seized by police. Police recovered chats in the name of girls, as well as a number of video clips, from his cell phones.