A constable posted as the driver of a woman police officer in Bhopal has been booked for allegedly filming her while she was in the shower and then trying to extort money from her.
A constable posted as the driver of a woman police officer in Bhopal has been booked for allegedly filming her while she was in the shower. (Photo: PTI/Representative)
The Bhopal Police’s crime branch has registered a case against a police constable for allegedly filming a policewoman while she was in the shower and then trying to blackmail her for money. The accused constable was posted as a driver to the complainant policewoman.
According to crime branch officials, the woman police officer stated in her complaint that she realised someone was trying to film her while she was in the shower on September 22.
“The officer noticed a mobile phone placed at the base of her bathroom door and saw her driver running away from the spot as she stepped out. The officer further alleged that the driver came to her house and demanded Rs 5 lakh on September 26. She said that he threatened to defame her on social media if she failed to do so,” crime branch officials stated.
The officer initially approached the police headquarters in Bhopal to make a complaint and then the city’s crime branch was involved in the investigation.
A case of blackmailing and extortion under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and some sections of the IT Act has been registered against the accused. He is absconding at present.
Earlier, on Saturday, the accused had approached the Habibganj police station in Bhopal. He had injury marks and alleged that he had been thrashed by Superintendent of Police Ramji Shrivastava and crime branch officials at the officer’s residence in Bhopal’s Char Imli.
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