5 held for blackmailing MP with video
Detective Branch (DB) of police have arrested five persons in the capital on charge of extorting money from people by videographing them in compromising situations.
The arrestees Meherunnesa, 50, Shahnaj Zaman Jui, 42, Kohinur Aktar Bristi, 20, Sohrab Hossain Apu, 35, and Asaduzzaman, 32, were arrested from the capital's Malibagh, Pallabi and Mirpur areas on Saturday.
Police also recovered a pendrive with porno video, three mobile sets, a laptop, a video camera and Tk 1.86 lakh from Apu's possession.
Md A Ahad, senior assistant commissioner of DB, said the arrestees were involved in blackmailing different industrialists and businessmen by videographing them in compromising situations.
The gang recorded a video of a lawmaker with Kohinur naked next to him, and tried to blackmail the lawmaker in paying Tk 50 lakh, he said.
The lawmaker instantly gave them Tk 18 lakh, but then they demanded Tk 2 crore, the police official said.
The lawmaker informed it to the police and filed a case with Gulshan Police Station, which led to the arrests.
In primary interrogation, the arrestees confessed to their involvement in the crime, Ahad said.
A Dhaka court yesterday granted two days remand of the arrestees.