A very shocking incidence of yellow journalism came into light when a women allegedly demanding sum of Rs. 2 crore from Union Minister Mahesh Sharma got arrested. Women threatened Mahesh Sharma to public his video of meeting with some people pre-election, that will harm his public image and position in cabinet. A money was demanded as an substitute to keep this video private.
“The woman reached Kailash Hospital, run by Sharma, today (Monday) with a letter from her boss. She sought Rs 45 lakh of the Rs two crore in cash, immediately after which Sharma alerted police,” Senior Superintendent of Police, Gautam Buddh Nagar, Vaibhav Krishna told reporters.
“A police team soon reached the hospital and the woman was arrested after questioning this evening,” Krishna added. The other members of the gang are yet to be arrested, while an FIR in this case was being registered, he said.
The woman is allegedly part of a gang helmed by a man who ran a local news channel that was shut down after demonetisation, they said.