Pune police cyber cell arrests man for hacking, blackmailing seven women
During their investigation, cyber cell found that the man had hacked into the social media accounts of six other women in the city and blackmailed them.Updated: May 22, 2018 16:54 IST
Hindustan Times, Pune
A man was arrested by Pune police cyber crime cell for hacking into the social media accounts of seven women and attempting to extort money from them. The accused reportedly threatened the women of posting morphed illicit images of them on their social media accounts.
The man arrested was identified as Krushna Baliram Fadd, a resident of Jagdish Khanawalkar chawl in Panvel region of Raigad.
The cyber cell was investigating a case filed by a woman from Pimple Saudagar area in Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) when they came across Fadd. During their investigation, they found that the man had hacked into the social media accounts of six other women in the city and blackmailed them.
Fadd had hacked into the complainant's Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook accounts. He then posted obscene images of her on her profile and demanded Rs 15,000 to delete the images. He also threatened to post more such images if she refused to pay. She then approached the cyber crime cell. When he was tracked down and taken into custody for questioning, he revealed to have done the same with six other women known to him.
Two of the other six women had approached the cyber crime cell, while four had not. A case against Fadd was registered at Sangvi police station and hence was handed over to Sangvi police for further investigation. Police recovered the mobile phone he used to hack into the social media accounts.
As many as 189 such complaints were received by the cyber crime cell in five months. Of the 189, the miscreants in 62 cases were identified and sent to concerned police stations.
In 2017, 606 such complaints were received by the cyber cell, of which, 214 were tracked and sent to concerned police stations.
First Published: May 22, 2018 16:46 IST