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Synonyms for blackmail

Synonyms for blackmail

extortion of money by threats to divulge discrediting information

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exert pressure on someone through threats

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Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], Mar 14 ( ANI ): The Hyderabad Police arrested a 31-year-old man for raping and blackmailing a 25-year-old woman in Rachakonda here.
Talking to media, FIA officials confirmed that a complaint had been lodged against Amir by victim Sobia Atif who accused him of harassing and blackmailing her by using inappropriate photographs.
He alleged that the accused had been blackmailing her daughter into paying money and demanding other favours over a period of time.
Later, he started blackmailing her over the video and raped her in exchange for not publicising it.
In a harrowing incident, a bride-to-be filmed herself drinking poison before sending the clip to an ex-boyfriend who was allegedly blackmailing her.
When Sumarhi denied to return the land at the price he had paid during purchase, Sirohiya, by misusing publications owned by him, is blackmailing Sumargi, he said at the press conference.
While addressing the media a day earlier, Alveena said Ahsan and Abbas were involved with her sister Aleena in blackmailing her.
The cases of blackmailing and robbery are on the rise within Koral, Sabzi Mandi, Raman and other police stations jurisdictions.
JUST a month into the new school year, the primary teachers union Poed decided to step up its blackmailing by announcing one-hour work stoppages.
com Oman is taking a stand against online blackmailing as the number of reported cases spiked by 100 per cent in 2016 from last year.
Mehran has a history of uploading videos of women and then blackmailing them, confirmed police.
The suspect gave out names of 15 of his accomplices who were involved in blackmailing victims on social media, the DPO added.
His warning comes in light of referring a 35-year-old Asian football coach to the Dubai Court of First Instance where he will be tried for blackmailing, molesting and sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy through the use of social media.
After getting their photographs he would step up blackmailing pressure and start demanding money", the commissioner said.