Noida, October 22
Oyo has launched an internal investigation after Noida police arrested two people who allegedly placed a hidden camera in a hotel room and filmed a couple, officials said on Saturday.
The two defendants had booked the same room in the Phase 3 police station area last month where they placed a hidden camera before leaving.
After a week, they booked the same room and pulled out the camera that had recorded the couple in an intimate state, officials said.
Additional DCP (Central Noida) Saad Miyan Khan said the duo made an extortion attempt with the couple threatening to post their video online.
While defendants Vishnu Singh and Abdul Wahab were detained, police also questioned hotel staff about the incident, but so far their role has not been found.
“The hotel and its staff have not been found involved in the incident so far. The accused duo had also stayed at the hotel in the past and police are contacting guests who have recently stayed there to confirm whether someone else also got an extortion call,” ADCP Khan told PTI.
Meanwhile, there was no official comment from Oyo on the episode, but people associated with the company said they were investigating the matter internally.
“Oyo does not operate any hotels or guesthouses, it only lists verified properties on its platform and provides IT support to them,” a source told PTI.
Police said an FIR had been filed under IPC Sections 420, 386, 506, 467, 468, 471 and 120B and further investigation was underway.