Corporator’s son held for extortion

ST Correspondent
Friday, 12 October 2018

The Wanawadi police have nabbed seven persons including a corporator’s son for allegedly demanding Rs five lakh as extortion money from a businessman.

Pune: The Wanawadi police have nabbed seven persons including a corporator’s son for allegedly demanding Rs five lakh as extortion money from a businessman. A worker had died during renovation work of his building and the accused were demanding money for withdrawing their complaint to the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) to stop the work. 

Imran Aziz Sayyed (36) of Sayyednagar lodged the FIR in this regard. The arrested accused were identified as  Majid alias Wasim Amin Shaikh (33), Farooq Yusuf Khan (24), both from Ghorpade Peth, Shoaib Sultan Mujahid (35), Parvez Iqbal Patwekar (28), both from Guruwar Peth, Faisal Anwar Shaikh (23) of Kondhwa, Azhar Shamsuddin Sayyed of Sayyednagar and Sajid Rafiq Sheikh of Mohammedwadi.

According to Senior Police Inspector Sayaji Gaware of Wanawadi police station, Azhar is the son of  independent corporator Ruksana Inamdar. The complainant was doing repairs of his house in Handewadi, when one worker died after falling down. Majid, who is from MNS, wrote to the PMC and complained about alleged illegal construction by the complainant. Later the accused persons demanded Rs five lakh to not follow up the complaint with PMC. 

The police said the amount was brought down to Rs 1.8 lakh. The complainant approached the police who laid a trap and caught the accused persons red-handed while accepting Rs 50,000 at a hotel in Camp. 

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