Belthangady: July 30, 2015: The Belthangady police team, led by Assistant Superintendent of Police, Rahul Kumar on Thursday busted a gang which involved in blackmailing money from people by using obscene footage.
The incident came to light when the gang targeted two innocent people from Loretto Padavu in Bantwal Taluk.
It is learnt that on July 27, the gang members phoned Basheer and Harris who were going home together in Rickshaw. The Prime accused named Asif asked Basheer to pick a girl(Asif’s relative) who was standing at Laila and to drop her off at Ujre.
Basheer who agreed, picked the girl from Laila. While they were on their way to drop her off at Ujire, five persons in Bolero Car followed them and stopped the Auto Rickshaw and allegedly attacked Harris. The gang members dragged Basheer inside the car and took him to an isolated area. The gang members made Basheer sit next to a girl and filmed both and also took pictures.
The gang members then demanded Basheer to Pay Rs. 10 Lakh and said they would post it on Social media sites and porn sites if not paid. They snatched his passport and then left him with a warning to make the payment by July 28. Basheer, soon rushed to the police station and filed a complaint against Asif and 12 members.
The Police team lead by ASP Rahul Kumar, under the guidance of Superitendent of police, Dr Shjaranappa began their investigation. As per the information given by the Basheer, the police waited for the accused in Venoor. When the accused arrived to take money, the police surrounded and arrested.