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Man with suspected ISI links held for blackmailing woman colonel

Man with suspected ISI links held for blackmailing woman colonel
NEW DELHI: Delhi Police has arrested a man from North Delhi's Chandni Mahal following a woman colonel's complaint that he was allegedly blackmailing her. It is said that the colonel who resides in Dwarka in South West Delhi was contacted through a female ID on Facebook and later it turned out to be a man behind a female ID. Later, he started forwarding morphed pictures of the woman officer to her Wattsapp number and blackmailed the woman. As the woman is in the army, the case was immediately handed over to the special cell sensing the gravity of the matter.
However, it is still unclear if he really wanted to trap the officer and wanted some secret information from her.
Police said that they were investigating the man who has been identified as Mohammad Parvez about his Pakistani links.
"Since the man has Pakistani links and has been to Pakistan on several occasion as his relatives reside there, we are investigating if he has something to do with the Pakistani intelligence agency ISI," said a senior police officer.
The matter came to light when the woman colonel filed a police complaint in Dwarka, alleging that she had been receiving morphed and obscene pictures through WhatsApp from two unknown numbers.
She was threatened that if she did not speak to the sender of the messages, the pictures would be circulated on the internet, the police said. The person sending the pictures and messages asked the woman's daughter to speak to the sender and threatened her with uploading the pictures on social media.
There after the cops registered a case under sections 354 and IT act and started investigation. During the investigation. Later the man was arrested from Chandni mahal area of the Walled city on September 13.
Since the matter involves a woman who serves in the army, the police is not taking any chances and beside the charges pressed against Parvez they are also investigating the motive of his blackmail.
However, it's still unclear how did Parvez came in contact with the woman officer and if the woman really had access to classified information and why did Parvez hid behind a female profile to contact the lady officer.

Probing blackmail, Cops bump into accused's Pak connection

NEW DELHI: It was an accidental discovery that the arrested accused Mohd Parvez had Pakistani links and have travelled across the border to meet his relatives. It was then the Delhi Police roped in special cell, a unit specialised to deal in such investigations of sensitive nature to probe the case. "Since, the case is in the initial stage much details or operational details would not be shared but yes we are investigating if he has links with the Pak agency," said a senior police officer.
Since the case involves a woman officer who was allegedly blackmailed, the Delhi police is taking no chances and probing everyone who is somehow linked with the accused Parvez especially those contacts he says he has in Pakistan. His call records are being examined and his local contacts in Delhi are also scanned. His Facebook profile which is by a woman's ID is also scanned if he tried to contact anyone else with the same ID. His background is also being looked into as he has all resident details. The cops are also analysing his travel details to foreign countries and scanning his contact list to know whom he was in touch with.
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