IT professional arrested for blackmailing US woman

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An IT professional here has been arrested for allegedly blackmailing a US citizen by using her intimate pictures.

Avinash Gupta, an engineer in a renowned IT company, was arrested by the Cyber Crime section of Kolkata Police from his Mukundnagar home for sending “intimate” photographs of his and the complainant woman’s to her husband through email and then trying to “blackmail” her.

Gupta, in his mid-thirties, and the complainant were known to each other and they developed a relationship when the woman visited the city last October, he said.

 The lady lodged a complaint a couple of months back and Gupta was arrested on Sunday following the probe into the matter, he said, adding Gupta has been booked under several sections of the I-T Act.

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