Bank employee held for spying on Gulf returnee using security app, blackmailing
Kerala

Bank employee held for spying on Gulf returnee using security app, blackmailing

In a first-ever case, one bank employee was arrested for trespassing into the privacy of a person using a security app, accessing bedroom scenes for a blackmail attempt.

Bank employee S. Ajith, who was arrested from Elamakkara in Ernakulam, was assigned by the wife a Gulf returnee to spy her husband’s movements.

With his help she installed the app on his phone so that she could keep a track of his movements. But Ajith used it to gain access to their bedroom scenes and use it for blackmailing the husband.

He began growing suspicious as his wife kept pestering him about his visits, the food he had and suspected some of his friends who could have tipped her.

Earlier, the couple had a fight over how Rs 7 lakh he had sent while working in Qatar had been spent.

When her pestering crossed limits, the husband sought the help of his software engineer friend who detected the app on the phone. The app is believed to to be connected to a smartphone or computer to enable tracking of location and audio-video.

In between Ajith threatened the husband using the intimate scenes and asked for money.

However, he had lodged a complaint with the police who collected sufficient evidence against Ajit and arrested him. He was later remanded to custody by a court.