Finance company owner arrested for blackmailing

 thehindu.com  11/22/2020 03:14:36 

The owner of a finance firm was arrested by the Peenya police for allegedly blackmailing and extorting from a cable operator posing as a CCB officer.

The accused, Srinivasa Gaddige, 40, owns a finance firm in Peenya. He was arrested after the victim filed a complaint with the police when he started demanding more money.

According to the police, the victim, Manjunath, 49, is a cable operator in T. Dasarahalli. He was in a relationship with a woman who works in the office of Srinivasa.

The couple used to meet at a lodge in Basaveshwaranagar. Srinivasa, who came to know about the relationship, managed to install a camera to record the private moments of the couple.

Using the clip, he called Manjunath posing as a CCB officer and threatened to foist cases on him.

Srinivasa took 6 lakh from Manjunath promising to close the case.

After receiving the money, Srinivasa started demanding more money. Unable to pay more money, Manjunath approached the police and filed a case.

Bases on his complaint, the police arrested Srinivasa and charged him for extortion and blackmail.

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