Odisha Based Fake Journalist Arrested For Blackmailing People Through Web Channel

Bhubaneswar: A fake journalist has been arrested for allegedly blackmailing people through his web channel in Puri of Odisha on Monday.

The journalist has been identified as Soumya Ranjan Samantaray of Bhubaneswar.

According to reports, Soumya operated a web channel named ‘Durniti Live’ and blackmailed various political leaders, businessmen and journalists. He was also involved in blackmailing woman by publishing her physically intimate videos on his channel.

The fraudster used to operate from different locations in the state and had amassed lakhs of rupees through blackmailing.

The Khandagiri Police acted under a complaint against the fake journalist and arrested him within 24 hours. The cops are questioning him to know further details about the fraud.

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