In a major breakthrough on Tuesday, 12 September, the Udaipur police arrested a 24-yr old man for supplying drugs and blackmailing school students. The accused confessed that he used to extort money from them by forcibly recording the student's objectionable videos and then blackmailing them, said Udaipur SP Bhuwan Bhushan Yadav.
The accused has been booked under Section 363 (Kidnapping) and Section 342 (wrongfully confines any person for the purpose of extorting money) of the IPC and Sections 5,6,13 and 14 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act. The accused, Gajendra Rathore is under interrogation at the time of publishing this news.
SP Yadav said that the accused Gajendra Rathore alias Gajju Tailor is a resident of Sector 14, Hiran Magri, Udaipur. He used befriended school students through social media platforms and offer various favours to them like organising late night parties, night outs, providing iPhones, costly motorbikes and perfumes to the students to impress them and later make them addicted to drugs like Cannabis, Opium and e-Cigarettes.
"We got two complaints from parents at Goverdhan Vilas Police Station in Udaipur, following which an investigation was launched. In thier reports the parents mentioned that the accused used to provide drugs to their children, lure them into making objectionable videos and extort them for money and also force them to lure more children into the trap. Once the child was addicted to his drugs and become party to the objectionable videos, the accused used to extort money by intimidating them and threatening them of surfacing their videos viral on social media. He even made them steal money from their houses and also supply drugs to various people in various areas of the city." - SP Bhuwan Bhusan Yadav
Sp further said during the investigation it has been found that the he had targeted more than 50 school students so far, all of them are studying in well known schools of the city. The accused Gajendra is involved in this crime for the last 7 years. The police added that further information on more students, schools targetted and the drug supply chain will be known as the interrogation progresses.