File photo of Mahesh Sharma
File photo of Mahesh Sharma

Woman arrested for blackmailing Mahesh Sharma, demanding Rs 2 crore

ANI | Updated: Apr 22, 2019 23:41 IST

New Delhi [India], Apr 22 (ANI): Delhi Police on Monday arrested a woman for allegedly demanding Rs 2 crore from Union Minister Mahesh Sharma after threatening to make public an "objectionable" video of him.
Gautam Buddh Nagar Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Vaibhav Krishna told reporters here, "Today afternoon, we received a call from minister Mahesh Sharma regarding a blackmail call for ransom. The caller threatened to release an objectionable video featuring him if he denies giving ransom. We probed the matter and got to know that the caller did not have any objectionable video. We have arrested a girl involved in the case."
The SSP said prima facie investigation revealed that there is no such video of Sharma and it is the modus operandi of the gang to target influential people. However, there is a video where the BJP leader could be seen talking to a girl and that is the only video available.
The SSP added that the gang was running an extortion racket for some time now and has targeted influential people.
He added, "It is a racket which has been working for the past few days. An FIR is being registered and more members of the gangs are being identified. This is not the first time they targeted someone."
The other members of the gang are yet to be identified.  (ANI)

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