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Balapur Police Arrested a Web Channel Reporter for Blackmailing and Extorting

Hyderabad: Balapur Police Arrested a Web Channel Reporter for Blackmailing and Extorting.Sleuths of Balapur Police have nabbed a reporter Salam Bin Abdulrab Yafai of Ya-5 news, who is involved in Crime No. 17/2021 U/s 384, 506 IPC of Balapur Police Station, Rachakonda Commissionerate.

 The accused person, Salam Bin Abdulrab Yafai Salam Yafai had worked for Local Webnews channel previously for a period of 6 years. But that Channel management has removed him 5 months back on the allegations of extortion. After that, he has established a new channel on his own in the name and style of Ya-5 news and again started collecting amount from innocent people by blackmailing them on trivial issues. 

About one month back, the accused, Salam Bin Abdulrab Yafai Salam Yafai approached two persons, 1) Ali Bin Khalifa and 2) Mohammed Bin Suleman and introduced himself as Ya-5 reporter and the accused threatened the said two persons who are in real estate business by threatening to telecast news branding them as a land grabbers and also showed them a video depicting them in a bad position and extorted an amount of Rs. 85,000 money from Ali Bin Khalifa and an amount of Rs. 60,000/- from Mohammed Bin Suleman threatening to make the said video viral in social media and collected the said amount with an criminal intimation. Even after paying amount the accused still pressing for more money, thus the vexed with the behaviour of the accused the victims lodged complainant in the Balapur Police Station
After due enquiry today (20.01.2021) at early hours, the Balapur Police arrested the accused and seized one cell phone, and produced him before the Hon’ble court for judicial remand.

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