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Anoushka blackmail case: Delhi Police files chargesheet

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 11, 2009 - 18:11

New Delhi: Delhi Police on Wednesday filed a
chargesheet in a local court against a man for allegedly
trying to extort money from Anoushka, daughter of sitar
maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar, after obtaining her private
photographs by hacking her e-mail accounts.

In the chargesheet, filed in the court of Chief
Metropolitan Magistrate Kaveri Baweja, Delhi Police Special
Cell sought prosecution of Junaid Khan for offences related to
extortion under the IPC and under the provisions of
Information Technology Act.

Junaid, a businessman, was arrested by the Special Cell
in Mumbai on September 14 for allegedly demanding money from
Anoushka after obtaining her private photographs by hacking
her emails.

The CMM has put the chargesheet for consideration on
November 13.

It had recently issued Letters Rogatory (LR) to US
authorities seeking assistance from judicial authorities there
to help in collection of evidence in the case.

In the application filed before the court earlier, the
police had sought details of internet protocol of Anoushka`s
email ID from California-based Google Inc.

Anoushka`s email ID was allegedly hacked by Junaid
between May 11 and September 14 after his visit to Dubai and
later from Mumbai.

Bureau Report

First Published: Wednesday, November 11, 2009 - 18:11

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