After prolonged negotiations, they finally agreed to take Rs 10 lakh,” said Vijay Singh, the deputy commissioner of police, Northwest district.The imposters told the pilot the case will be heard in court, but they will save him.Men chatting and befriending women on dating or social networking websites are potential honey-trap victims as gangs operating in Delhi are on the hunt for young professionals to extort money after blackmailing them.
Half of the money was given to the girl members of the gang, cops claimed.
Adult dating sites can be less honey and more trap — a pilot with a private airline will swear an oath on that.
They threatened all along to press rape charges against the pilot unless he paid Rs 20 lakh.
“The pilot gave Rs 120,000 to the men but they kept insisting on Rs 20 lakh.
The pilot had enough of the blackmail and approached police, finally.
He was informed there’re no such cops in Delhi Police’s crime branch.The pilot, a young Delhi native whose name is withheld to protect his privacy, was among more than 100 gullible friendship-seekers targeted by a gang of extortionists in the past two years.The group — home guards Jagtinder Singh, 47, and Sunder Lal, 35, and their 32-year-old accomplice Jitender — used two pretty honey traps, police said.He paid Rs 9.7 lakh in instalments, but the men called the pilot again in March and demanded Rs 2 lakh.They said the woman might spill the beans in court and they need money to buy her out.SOCIAL MEDIA STRANGERIn March this year, a pilot of a private airline complained to the police that a gang extorted Rs 9.70 lakh from him.