Bagalkot, Nov 8 (IANS): Karnataka Police have filed an FIR against a journalist in Bagalkot district for blackmailing a woman BJP leader over a morphed video, authorities said on Wednesday.
A complaint was lodged by the victim at the Jamkhandi City police station against Bande Nawaz Sarakawas, who claims to be a video journalist.
The victim holds a prominent post in the BJP in Jamkhandi town and she is also a teacher in a private school.
The accused had edited a pornographic video and morphed the victim's face in the footage, the police said.
He had also captioned the video, presented with a Kannada song, as a BJP woman activist’s sex scandal.
The accused then went on to blackmail the video and also forced her to meet him and pay him a certain amount of money.
Sarakawas also threatened that if she was not ready to give the money, he would make the video viral.