The accused threatened his victims of that he will upload their pictures on escort services websites
The Hush Post: A man from Delhi was arrested on Friday for allegedly stealing the photos of women from Instagram and Facebook and then blackmailing and extorting money from them.
The arrested man has been identified as Akash Choudhary, a 34-year-old man from Delhi. He was arrested on Friday by the Delhi Police, Deccan Chronicle reported on Saturday.
The police said that the accused had made six profiles on the social networking site Facebook and he was also managing several accounts on Intagram. The police said that Chaudhary had used to download women’s pictures and then used those photos to make fake IDs similar to the original account of those women.
He even used to threaten those women that he will upload their photos on escort services websites and thus he used to extort money from them.
“34-year-old Akash Choudhary who is a B Com graduate and operates a meat shop in Gurugram has been arrested on charges of downloading pictures of girls from Instagram and Facebook profiles and misusing them through fake IDs to extort money,” DCP South East Zone Chinmay Biswal was quoted as saying.