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Police arrest youths for blackmailing on Facebook

| Updated: February 06, 2019 17:47:48

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Police arrest youths for blackmailing on Facebook

Police arrested two youths on charges of demanding money from the people after threatening them to make viral their fake nude pictures and videos on social networking sites.

The youths, Md Sajidur Rahman, 19, and Md Nahidul Islam, 19, were arrested from Kazipara area of Mirpur around 7:40pm on January 23.

Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit personnel of the police arrested the alleged perpetrators following a case filed under Digital Security Act with Hatirjhil Police Station on January 22.

The complainant alleged that the arrestees have opened two fake Facebook IDs after his name and later sent his fake nude pictures and videos to his messenger thorough his Facebook ID and demanded Tk 12,000 for not uploading those to internet.

He (complainant) later gave the arrestees some money through bKash account and sought time give the rest of money.

The arrestees were sent to a Dhaka court demanding 10 days remand. But the court gave two days remand each for interrogating them, reports BSS.

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