Hyderabad: Web channel reporters booked for extorting SPA centre

Hyderabad: The Panjagutta police have booked four web channel reporters for allegedly attempting to extort money from the owner of a SPA.

Rathod Pallavi works as a receptionist at the Healing Art Beauty Salon and SPA located on Road No. 1, Banjara Hills. Meanwhile, four individuals – Hameed Khan, Shaik Ishtiaque, Mohammed Nisar Khan, and Shoaib – who are web channel reporters, went to the SPA center and attempted to extort money from the management by videographing the center.

Upon receiving a complaint from the SPA center, the Panjagutta police registered a case under IPC sections 448, 452, 385, 509, 292, 354 (C) IPC, and Sec 67 (A) of the I.T Act.

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“We have arrested the four web channel reporters and served them a notice under CrPc section 41, and released them on Monday,” said C Harishchandra Reddy, Inspector of Panjagutta police station.

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