Bhubaneswar: Commissionerate Police on Tuesday arrested a person for allegedly blackmailing a businessman after secretly recording his ‘intimate moments’ on camera.
The accused identified as Ananta Moharana had allegedly used his second wife as a ‘bait’ to trap the businessman.
Preliminary investigations revealed that Moharana's second wife got close with the businessman after which the accused recorded some intimate moments through hidden cameras installed in a rented house in the city.
Sources said Moharana had allegedly demanded Rs 10 lakh from the victim businessman. Though the victim had paid Rs 2.5 lakh, the accused continued to demand more and even had uploaded the video clip on social media.
Later, the victim had lodged a complaint at Khandagiri Police Station following which Moharana was arrested.
“We have arrested a person on charges of recording and threatening and extorting money from another person by recording his intimate moments,” said Bhubaneswar DCP, Anup Sahu.
Sahu further informed that the role of woman in the concerned video is also under scanner.
It is suspected that a high profile prostitution racket is behind such blackmailing incident as Commissionerate Police has recovered a diary containing the names and contact numbers of high profile people, their contact numbers and rate chart.