After Parmish Verma, another singer who has come under attack is none other than the Phulkari singer, Balkar Sidhu.
Sidhu, who had also turned politician in 2014 during Punjab elections (he joined AAP and then quit it and become an independent candidate), has registered a complaint with the Mohali cyber cell on April 20, after his Facebook account was hacked.
Not only this, Balkar Sidhu also received extortion calls for money, according to a report in Times of India.
“Initially, the guy used to asked for Rs 8400 to return my account, and also threatened to spam my page with obscene videos if I didn’t yield,” said Sidhu.
“We transferred the money to his account, thinking it’s some hacker kid who is doing this for money. But thereafter, his demand for money started increasing and reached almost in lakh. That’s when we decided to approach the cops.”
Though this is not the first time Sidhu claims to have received threats, with the first time being when he contested the Punjab elections in 2014, he says this is the first of extortion calls he has received.
“Police has assured us of pursuing the case. We aren’t doing anything till then,” says Balkar.