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Jammu cyber police nabs man for blackmailing, transmitting private pictures of woman

Last Updated on May 6, 2022 at 10:32 am

Cyber police Jammu succeeded in apprehending one cybercriminal involved in online blackmailing, harassment and sharing of personal & private content of a lady complainant over social media platform.

Based on a complaint filed by a lady complainant (name/address hidden) at Cyber Police Station, Jammu regarding online blackmailing, harassment and sharing of her personal and private content by one of her Ex-student cum online friend namely Jarajappu Anantha Jayadev of Andhra Pradesh, a case FIR No. 13/2021 u/s 67/67-A Information Technology Act 2000 was registered at Cyber Police Station Jammu and the investigation started.

 During the Course of Investigation and as per the statement of the complainant, it was revealed that the complainant was a scholar from renowned University and was engaged in delivering online lectures to many students and also used to deliver guest lecturers in different colleges. In the year 2019, she applied online on NAUKRI.Com for a suitable job as per her qualification and experience. Subsequently, owner of one YouTube Channel engaged in UPSC & SSC Exams having offered her a job for recording and uploading online videos on different topics of her subject for the subscribers/viewers of that Channel for their preparations in UPSC/SSC and other competitive examinations, in lieu of some incentives/honorarium. Moreover, she was also asked to share those videos on her facebook account for wide publicity. She accepted the offer of above said YouTube Channel and started doing the same.

 Subsequently, one person namely Jarajappu Anantha Jayadev S/o Tirumaleshwar Rao Jarajapu R/o  Allipuram, Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh  contacted complainant  on  facebook and  requested complainant for some comprehensive classes of the subject on payment basis. Soon after that he started interacting with the complainant and gained her faith. The complainant in a state of distress, got lured of his talks and accepted his offer. He also gained access of her Instagram ID and they remained in online private relationship for some time. But, after some time, he started showing his real face and started threatening and blackmailing her with the threats that he had recorded all the private videos/chats and also taken the screenshots of private videos and will make viral/transmit the same on social media to his family and friends. However, he was so adamant that he transmitted/published the adult screenshots/chats through the Instagram ID of the complainant, password of which he had taken from her very cleverly. He even transmitted personal and objectionable chat/photos to the relatives of the complainant. During technical analysis of instagram profile of the accused and IPs used, it was established that the profile of complainant was opened from a location in Andra Pradesh/Vishakhapatnam, where the above-named accused was belonging to.

Accordingly, agile team of Cyber Police Station Jammu headed by Inspector Rakesh Kumar, Investigating Officer and accompanied by Inspector Gagandeep Singh and some other Police personnel of Cyber Police Station under the supervision of Dy.SP Priyanka Kumari was deputed to Telangana/Andhra Pradesh for the purpose, which ultimately resulted into the arrest of the accused Jarajappu Anantha Jayadev from Ravindra Mens PG, Ayyapa Society, Madhapur, District Rangareddy, Telangana, Hyderabad. Police team also seized mobile handset containing obscene contents from the accused.

SP Cyber Sh. Naresh Singh, warned all those fraudsters/cyber criminals of dire consequences/strict action under the provisions of law, who are involved in the harassment of the general public especially innocent females by way of luring/blackmailing/threatening/publishing obscene content on social media. SP also cautioned the general public to keep their social media accounts private after applying best possible privacy options and not to take friend requests of unknown persons, to stay safe from the menace of sextortion related crimes. SP further suggested to double sure about the credentials of any social media friend before accepting a video call request.