A Youtuber couple based in Delhi haven booked for allegedly extorting over Rs 80 lakh from a 21-year-old businessman after honey trapping him and threatening to implicate him in a false rape case, police said on Saturday.
The victim, who runs an advertisement agency, had filed a complaint in August but the couple moved court for an interim bail. Their petition was quashed recently, following which an FIR was registered against them at Sector 50 police station on Thursday.
The complainant, a resident of Badshahpur here, said he got in touch with a woman named Naamra Qadir, a resident of Shalimar Bagh in Delhi, to discuss work sometime ago at a star hotel on Sohna road.
A person named Virat alias Manish Beniwal had tagged along with Qadir.
The complainant said he paid Rs 2.50 lakh to Qadir for business purposes, but when he asked her for the output, she proposed to him for marriage.
They became friends thereafter, police said quoting the complainant.
The complainant said he spent nights with Qadir and Virat, and the couple recorded their private moments, based on which they began blackmailing him.
He said Qadir threatened that she would file a rape case against him and extorted more than Rs 80 lakh.
The police served a notice to the couple on October 10, but they moved the court in Gurugram court for interim bail, which was dismissed on November 18.
They were booked under sections 388 (extortion by putting any person in fear), 328 (causing hurt by mean of poison), 406 (criminal breach of trust), 506 (criminal intimidation), 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code at Sector 50 police station on Thursday, Station House Officer Rajesh Kumar said.
"We are conducting raids to nab the accused and they will be arrested soon," he said.