Cyber Police Jammu succeeded in apprehending one cybercriminal involved in online blackmailing, harassment and sharing of personal and private content of a lady complainant over social media platforms.

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According to SP Cyber Naresh Singh, based on a complaint filed by a lady complainant at Cyber Police Station Jammu regarding online blackmailing, harassment and sharing of her personal and private content by one of her ex-student cum online friends, namely Jarajappu Anantha Jayadev of Andhra Pradesh, a case under FIR Number 13/2021 under Sections 67 and 67-A Information Technology Act 2000 was registered at Cyber Police Station Jammu and the investigation started.

“During the investigation and as per the complainant’s statement, it was revealed that the complainant was a scholar from renowned University and was engaged in delivering online lectures to many students and used to deliver guest lecturers in different colleges”, SP stated.

He added that Jarajappu Anantha Jayadev, son of Tirumaleshwar Rao Jarajapu of Allipuram, Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, contacted the complainant on Facebook and requested her for some comprehensive classes on a payment basis. The complainant got lured by his talks and accepted his offer.

After some time, the accused started threatening and blackmailing her with the threats that he would make viral/transmit to her all the recorded private videos and chats on social media.

However, SP added that the accused transmitted and published the adult screenshots and chats through the complainant’s Instagram ID, the password he had taken from her very cleverly.

“During technical analysis of the Instagram profile of the accused and IPs used, it was established that the profile of complainant was opened from a location in Andhra Pradesh/Vishakhapatnam, where the above-named accused was belonging to”, SP informed.

SP added that a team of Cyber Police Station Jammu headed by Inspector Rakesh Kumar, Investigating Officer and accompanied by Inspector Gagandeep Singh and some other police personnel of Cyber Police Station under the supervision of DySP Priyanka Kumari was deputed to Telangana/Andhra Pradesh, which ultimately resulted into the arrest of the accused. SP said the police team also seized a mobile handset containing obscene contents from the accused.