Two arrested for making extortion call

ST Correspondent
Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Pune: Two youths were arrested on Wednesday by Alankar police for demanding Rs 30 lakh by way of extortion from a businessman. One of the accused was the driver of the businessman.

The accused were identified as Tushar Nimhan (28), a resident of Sadar and Rupesh More, a resident of Sinhagad Road. Nimhan worked as the driver of the businessman and planned the conspiracy.

The police said that on Tuesday afternoon the culprits called up the businessman, Milind Malwatkar on his cell phone and threatened to kill his son if he didn’t pay up.

Pune: Two youths were arrested on Wednesday by Alankar police for demanding Rs 30 lakh by way of extortion from a businessman. One of the accused was the driver of the businessman.

The accused were identified as Tushar Nimhan (28), a resident of Sadar and Rupesh More, a resident of Sinhagad Road. Nimhan worked as the driver of the businessman and planned the conspiracy.

The police said that on Tuesday afternoon the culprits called up the businessman, Milind Malwatkar on his cell phone and threatened to kill his son if he didn’t pay up.

Sandeep Buwa, Assistant Police Inspector, Alankar police station said, “The accused had all personal details of the businessman. They knew the name of his son, the college where he studied and the address of their residence. They said his son was in their custody and demanded Rs 30 lakh.”

Malwatkar called up his son and found that he was in college and rushed there to pick him up. “While they were returning home, a call from an unknown number was made on the cell phone of his son, and the callers again threatened to kill him if their demand for money is not fulfilled,” added Buwa.

The police found that Nimhan and More made the first call from a coin box phone near Muktangan School in Dattawadi and the second call from a cell phone.

The accused was identified after the police showed a photo of the driver to the shop owner from where they made the call. Both accused were remanded in police custody till Friday. 

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