Blackmailers 'force' MP to get naked

2012-07-30 15:01


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Dhaka - A Bangladeshi lawmaker filmed naked with a woman in his office was forced to undress at gunpoint by a gang who used the footage to extort money from him, police claimed on Monday.

Assistant police commissioner Abdul Ahad said officers had arrested five people, including three women, on charges of blackmailing the lawmaker who is allied with the government.

"They ordered him to strip. One female blackmailer became nude and the others forced the MP to make a video with her," Ahad said.

The incident took place in the capital Dhaka in May and the gang allegedly demanded about $61 000 from the lawmaker - identified as Abdul Jabbar by the local media - or threatened to release the film on the internet.

"The lawmaker gave them 1.8 million taka [about $22 000] immediately," Ahad said, adding that he had seen the video where "it is evident" that the lawmaker was forced to act at gunpoint.

He denied there had been any sexual contact between the MP and the naked woman.

The parliamentarian from the Jatiya Party, an ally of the government, told Bengali daily Prothom Alo that the alleged criminals had gained access to his office by saying that he needed to sign some papers.

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