BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh police have arrested two brothers from Rajasthan who allegedly shared a lewd clip during a video call with BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur and attempted to extort money, an official said on Tuesday.
The defendants, identified as Waris Khan (23) and Rabeen Khan (21), called Bhopal MP Thakur last week during which they released an obscene video clip.
Seeing him, Thakur disconnected the call, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Cyber Cell) Amit Kumar said citing the Lok Sabha member’s complaint.
The defendant later allegedly shared an obscene video on Thakur’s cell phone and demanded money, Kumar said.
The police registered a case under the relevant provisions and started an investigation into it.
A police team was dispatched to Rajasthan after the locations of the defendants’ mobile phones were traced to Bharatpur in the neighboring state, the official said.
After staying there for about a week, the police team arrested the two accused from a village in Bharatpur, he said.
Both defendants told police they used to call people “for fun” and extort money, the official said.
Police were in the process of taking the defendants to Bhopal, he said, adding that more details could be revealed after their questioning.