A woman has been arrested in Rajasthan for allegedly extorting 9 lakh rupees from a doctor in the Madhya Pradesh city of Dewas, a senior police official said on Friday.
Joya Khan alias Monisha David (30), a resident of Bhilwara, was brought here on Thursday night and will be brought before a court during the day, Police Superintendent Dr Shivdayal Singh told reporters.
According to the complaint filed by Dr. Pawan Chilloria, who runs a hospital here, Dr. Santosh Dabade and Dr. Mahendra Galodia, both Dewas residents, were blackmailing him along with David. Both accused doctors have not yet been arrested.
A first information report was registered against the two doctors and David under sections 384 (extortion) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code, the SP said.
David allegedly called the whistleblower in June and befriended him. The two later met and she had a video and some pictures taken with him, Chilloria told police.
She and the other two defendants then allegedly blackmailed him by threatening to publish the video and photos and forced him to shell out Rs 9 lakh, the complainant said. Fed up with the constant threats of extortion, he finally approached the police in August.
Efforts were underway to arrest the two accused doctors who are absconding, SP Singh said.