Gurugram Police arrest influencer Namra Qadir for extortion and harassment of a businessman

Namra and her husband, who is absconding extorted Rs. 70 lakhs from a Badshahpur businessman after signing a contract with him and then taking him to a hotel where Namra alleged he raped her

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Influencer Namra Qadir

New Delhi, December 8

The Gurugram Police arrested a Delhi-based YouTuber, Namra Qadir for allegedly extorting Rs 70 lakh from a businessman and threatening to frame him in a rape case.

Qadis’s husband is also allegedly involved in the extortion who is on the run.  She apparently has more than two lakh followers on Instagram and six lakh subscribers on YouTube.

A businessman from Badshahpur, who runs an influencer media firm filed a police complaint stating that the accused extorted money and laid a trap by threatening to implicate him in a false case.

According to his complaint, he met her at a hotel in Sohna road. She introduced him to her husband, who is also a YouTuber. The complainant and influencer decided to work and she asked for Rs 2 lakh in advance, which ws reportedly paid on the same day. They later demanded Rs. 50,000 for advertising, which was also sent to them..

The businessman alleged that Namra expressed her intention to marry him. She claimed he would return the money later after her sister’s wedding. He told police that he started hanging around with her while her husband also used to be present. During on such visits, the influencer allegedly forced him to drink alcohol and the three of them booked a room in the hotel and slept. The next morning, she asked him for his card and smart watch and blackmailed him by threatening to lodge a rape case against him if he refused to do so.

The coupled allegedly extorted Rs 70-80 lakh in cash and other items from him and when he ran out of money, he transferred Rs 5 lakhs from his father’s account to the accused, he told police in his complaint. 

The Gurugram police had asked the accused to join the investigation but they did not join the probe. They filed an interim bail application in the district court and on November 18, the court dismissed their anticipatory bail plea.

The Gurugram Police had booked the accused under IPC sections 388 (extortion by threat of accusation of an offence punishable with death or imprisonment for life), 406 (criminal breach of trust), 506 (criminal intimidation), 34 (common intention) 328 (causing hurt by means of poison etc) at sector 50 police station.


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