Man arrested for blackmailing friend to extort money


New Delhi, Sep 25 | A man was arrested for blackmailing his friend by threatening to make his personal videos viral with the motive of extorting money.

According to a police statement, A 30-year-old man lodged a complaint alleging that on September 23, someone had dropped an envelope with a bunch of flowers at his house. The envelop contained a letter with a pendrive allegedly containing obscene videos of the complainant with his girl friend and letter demanding Rs 10 lakh with threat that if the money is not paid, this video would be made viral in the next morning itself.

Five teams of police personnel were formed to investigate the matter, wherein a trap was laid to nab the extortionist by placing the said bag at the stated isolated place and time under Lakshmi Nagar flyover. The blackmailer was arrested while picking up the bag from the spot at midnight.

Accused identified as Sameer Johry (31) admitted that he had placed the said envelop containing the pendrive and demand letter for Rs 10 lakh from the complainant, who turned out to be his friend for the last 7-8 years. They both worked in a software company in 2020.

The accused had copied his friend’s data while he had used Johry’s laptop for some work and had forgotten to log out.

Johry took this step to pay his debts as he had luxurious lifestyle and was facing financial crisis.

Later during investigation, one hard disk allegedly containing obscene videos of complainant with his girl friend, macbook, pendrive, pen and car used in the crime were recovered at his instance, the statement added.

Source: IANS

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Does MBA really help in getting a better job offer ?

Does MBA really help in getting a better job offer ?

Most students pursuing an MBA come with the sole objective of having a decent job offer or a promotion in the existing job soon after completion of the MBA. And most of them take loans to pursue this career dream. According to a recent survey by education portal  74% MBA 2022-24 aspirants said they would opt for education loans.

There are exceptional cases like those seeking master’s degree or may have a family business to take care of or an entrepreneurial venture in mind. But the exception cases are barely 1%. For the rest 99%, a management degree is a ticket to a dream job through campus placements or leap towards career enhancements. Stakes are high as many of them quit their jobs which essentially means loss of 2 years of income, apprehension and uncertainty of the job market. On top of that, the pressure to pay back the education loans. Hence the returns have to be high. There is more than just the management degree. Colleges need to ensure that they offer quality management education which enables them to be prepared for not just the demands of recruiters and for a decent job but also to sustain and achieve, all along their career path.

  • So, what exactly are the B Schools doing to prepare their students for the job market and make them industry ready ?
  •  Are B schools ready to deliver and prepare the future business leaders to cope up with the disrupted market ?  

These are the two key questions every MBA aspirant needs to ask, check and validate before filling the MBA application forms of management institutes. And worth mentioning that these application forms do not come cheap. An MBA aspirant who may have shortlisted 5 B Schools to apply for, may end up spending Rs 10,000.00 to Rs 15,000.00 just buying MBA / PGDM application forms.

While internship and placements data of some management institutes clearly indicates that recruiters today have specific demands. The skill sets looked for are job centric and industry oriented. MBA schools which have adopted new models of delivery and technology, redesigned their courses, built an effective evaluation process and prepared the students to cope with the dynamic business scenario, have done great with campus placements despite the economic slow down.

However, the skill set being looked for by a consulting company like Deloitte or KPMG may be quite different from FMCG or a manufacturing sector. Institutes need to acknowledge this fact and act accordingly.

  • Management institutes should ensure that students are intellectually engaged, self motivated and adapt to changes fast. In one word ‘VUCA ready’.
  • B Schools should encourage students to participate in national and international competitive events, simulations of business scenarios.
  • Institutes should have the right mix of faculty members with industry exposure and pure academics.

The placement records of 2021 across top management institutes indicated the fact that recruitment is happening, skilled talent is in demand and certain management institutions continued to attract recruiters even in the middle of an ongoing crisis.

It is time, all management institutes rise to the occasion, understand market realities and identify areas of improvement at both ends – students and faculty.

After all, the stakes are high at both ends. B Schools taking corrective measures will stay while those which are lagging will end up shutting down.

Author Name : Nirmalya Pal


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