A Delhi court on Friday took cognizance of a chargesheet filed against a man for allegedly trying to extort money from Anoushka, daughter of sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar, and issue a production warrant against him.
Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Kaveri Baweja issued the warrant against Mumbai-based businessman Junaid Khan for November 27.
Delhi police's special cell had on November 11 filed the chargesheet against Khan, seeking his prosecution for offences related to extortion under the IPC and hacking the e-mail accounts under the Information Technology Act.
Khan who is at present lodged in Tihar jail here was alleged to have hacked the e-mail account of Anoushka to obtain her private photographs which he used to demand money.
Suleman Mohemmed Khan, counsel for accused denied all charges against him saying that Khan, a sub-dealer in a share trading firm in Mumbai, was using Wi-Fi network which might have been used by some unscrupulous elements to indulged in the offences.
According to the police, Khan, arrested from Mumbai on September 14, had allegedly used a broadband Internet connection to send threatening emails to Anoushka between May 11 and September 14 and demanded USD 1,22,000 in lieu of her private photographs obtained by hacking her emails.