Bengaluru: The Central Cyber Crime Bureau (CCB) arrested a 27-year-old habitual offender on Thursday March 3 for blackmailing a woman in the City with her private pictures and demanding a ransom of Rs. 50,000.
Prashanth Rajashekhar, a Vijayapura resident, has been identified as the accused.
Prashanth was earlier arrested for similar offences, informed a senior police officer. Prashanth continued luring and blackmailing a woman from Seshadripuram after he was released on bail.
According to sources, he will make a phone call at random and start chatting with gullible women. He would befriend women and threaten and extort money from them using private pictures.