Times of India | 1 month ago | 23-01-2023 | 05:52 pm
THANE: An offence has been registered after a man in Maharashtra's Thane district was allegedly blackmailed by an unidentified person who threatened to post an obscene photograph of his wife on social media if he did not pay him Rs 5 lakh, police said on Monday. The police on Sunday registered a case under sections 385 (extortion), 500 (defamation) and other relevant provisions of the Indian Penal Code and Information Technology Act, an official said. According to the complainant, some unidentified person had hacked into his wife's mobile phone and gained access to her photographs. He doctored the image to make it them appear obscene and sent it to her, he said. The unidentified caller later sent the photograph to the complainant and threatened to post the same on social media if he did not pay him Rs 5 lakh, the official said, adding that the threat calls were made between January 19 and 20.
The victim had separated from her husband and was living with the accused. (Representational)Thane: A 34-year-old woman was allegedly killed by her live-in partner following an argument in Maharashtra's Thane city, police said on Monday.The police have arrested the 35-year-old accused from Wagle Estate area for the killing that took place late on Sunday night, an official said.The victim, Sunita Amar Kamble, was found lying in a pool of blood in a house in Kisan Nagar around 1 am, senior inspector Kirankumar Kabadi of Srinagar police station said.The victim had separated from her husband and was living with the accused. The couple used to quarrel over petty issues, the official said.After one such argument on Sunday night, the accused attacked the woman with a sickle and killed her on the spot, he said.PromotedListen to the latest songs, only on JioSaavn.comHe then attempted to destroy the evidence by throwing away the sickle and the victim's mobile phone, the official said. A case under section 302 (murder) and 201 (causing disappearance of evidence) of the Indian Penal Code has been registered against the arrested accused, he added.(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)
Bitcoin, a virtual currency, is not regulated in India. (Representational)Thane: A 37-year-old businessman from Mira Road in Thane has been cheated of Rs 33.65 lakh after he was tricked into investing in bitcoins on the false promise of lucrative returns, police said on Monday.Police have registered a case against two persons under section 420 (Cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) of the Indian Penal Code.An official said the complainant came into contact with the accused persons through a WhatsApp group. In February 2022, he received a message from two persons, including the group administrator, asking him to become a bitcoin investor if he wants lucrative returns."The businessman agreed and invested money. He got good returns initially, but later he suffered losses and stopped trading. But the accused contacted him and assured him that he will get guaranteed returns and demanded a 20 per cent commission. Later, he saw an amount of USD 2,47,210 in his bitcoin account but couldn't withdraw due to technical issues," the official said.After a couple of days, he received a message that the bitcoin application was frozen as the "contract has expired".The accused duo also became incommunicado, following which the businessman lodged a complaint with the police.No arrest is made so far and further investigation is underway.Bitcoin, a virtual currency, is not regulated in India and its circulation has been a cause for concern among central bankers the world over for quite a while now.PromotedListen to the latest songs, only on JioSaavn.comThe Reserve Bank of India has also cautioned users, holders, and traders of virtual currencies, including bitcoins.(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)
Mumbai: A 36-year-old woman from Maharashtra's Thane city was allegedly duped of more than Rs 12 lakh by cyber fraudsters, police said on Friday.Based on a complaint, the Kapurbawdi police have registered a case under section 420 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code and provisions of the Information Technology (IT) Act against two persons involved in the crime, an official said.One of the accused befriended the victim on social media in November 2022. The man claimed that he was from Malaysia and was working in the UK, he said.The accused informed the woman that he has sent her some gift, and a few days later she received a call from a woman who posed as a customs official in Delhi, the official said.The woman informed the complainant that she would have to pay some money to get the gift parcel released from the customs and that her friend had also sent her some foreign currency, he said.PromotedListen to the latest songs, only on JioSaavn.comThe complainant was told to pay some money to get the foreign currency and the gift. The woman ended up paying Rs 12.47 lakh in bank transactions from time to time and never received the gift, the official said.(This story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)
The 3 girls were traced within hours to an out-station train. (Representational)Thane: Three girls from Miragaon in Thane district of Maharashtra who ran away from their homes have been traced within hours on an out-station train at Khed in Ratnagiri district, police said on Wednesday.The girls, aged between 11 years to 14 years, were playing in a garden on March 6 evening. As it got late, they thought their parents would scold them and decided to run away. They reached a nearby railway station and boarded a train, without knowing its destination, a Kashimira police station officer said.Meanwhile, the parents of the girls lodged a complaint with the police as they failed to return home till late at night.PromotedListen to the latest songs, only on JioSaavn.com"Police managed to trace the location of one of the girls as she was carrying a mobile phone and found that they were travelling on Mandovi Express. They were traced at Khed in Ratnagiri district, around 153 km from Thane, on Tuesday. They were brought home safely and reunited with their family members," the officer added.(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)Featured Video Of The DayBJP's Fresh Attack On Rahul Gandhi In Parliament, Congress' Pushback
The victim was not well-versed with technology. (Representational)Thane: A 72-year-old retired railway employee has lost Rs 7.38 lakh to cyber fraudsters who tricked him to share confidential details by claiming that his bank account was blocked for want of KYC update, a Thane district police official said on Wednesday.The complainant received a call on February 4 and the caller told him that his bank account was being blocked as he had not updated mandatory KYC (Know Your Customer) documents."The victim was not well-versed with technology and simply followed the instructions of the caller on sharing financial details like secret ATM passwords and details of savings accounts on his phone. The fraudsters debited money from the bank accounts of the man and his wife including his monthly pension and retirement savings. The debited amount was subsequently invested in a Fixed Deposit," the official said.PromotedListen to the latest songs, only on JioSaavn.comA case was registered under sections 66C and 66D of the Information Technology Act against two unidentified men and further investigation is underway.(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)Featured Video Of The DayNDTV Impact: Probe After Madhya Pradesh Folk Dancers Tested For HIV/AIDS