Police to seek Interpol help to crack Anoushka blackmail case

Last Updated: Friday, November 12, 2010 - 00:44

New Delhi: Delhi police has sought the
Interpol`s help to solve a criminal case relating to a threat
to blackmail Sitar maestro Ravi Shankar`s daughter Anoushka
Shankar on the basis of her private photographs.

The police told a court here that it sought the Interpol`s
assistance after it failed to procure the requisite specific
information from the Google Corporation regarding the e-mail
through which Anoushka was being allegedly blackmailed by
Mumbai-based businessman Junaid Khan.

The police suffered a setback in its probe as the
information received from the Google on the basis of letters
rogatory revealed that the hard-disc of Mumbai-based
businessman Junaid Khan`s laptop seized by the police did not
contain Anoushka`s photographs.

The Google had provided information to Delhi police on
US authorities instructions after a Delhi court issued letters
rogatory seeking the same. The information, however did not
prove sufficient.

"We could not get the specific information which we
sought from Google on the letters rogatory. We have sent a
letter to the Interpol with a request to get the information
from Google USA through authorities concerned," Delhi police
submitted in a supplementary chargesheet filed against accused
Junaid Khan, a Mumbai-based businessman, in the court of Chief
Metropolitan Magistrate Vinod Yadav.

The police, however, did not divulge details in the
chargesheet of the specific information it had sought from
Google.

The police said in its chargesheet that though Junaid had
created an e-mail ID to send threatening mails to Anoushka,
the records of the same was not found in his mobile phone.

-PTI



First Published: Friday, November 12, 2010 - 00:44

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