Bhubaneswar: The police on Thursday arrested a woman for allegedly blackmailing politicians, film producers and officials with private videos to extract money.
The accused has been identified as Archana Nayak.
The police have also recovered two pendrives, two mobile phones from her possesion. The seized devices have ptivate videos of politicians, film producers, builders and businessmen.
According to report, the accused imporsonated herself as a lawyer and member of a political party. She used to send friend requests to noted personalities on social media and lured them for physical relation. She used to record the intimate videos through CCTV camera and then blackmailed them with the video.
She has allegedly extracted lakhs of rupees from the victims.
The accused was arrested after a popular film maker filed a written compaint against Archana at Nayapali police station.
As per the complaint, the woman and three others have been demading Rs 3 crore from him with the videos.
Basing on the complaint, the police launched a probe and arrested Archana yesterday.