GANGSTER CALLS UP AMBERNATH HOTELIER, DEMANDS `5L
An increasing number of people are reportedly receiving threatening calls from gangster Suresh Pujari. Till date, more than 20 people including politicians, hoteliers, businessmen and cable operators have allegedly received such calls from the gangster.
On Thursday, a 51-year-old Ambernath hotelier said he received a threat call from the gangster himself. Pujari allegedly demanded a ransom of Rs5 lakh from the man. The Ambernath police station has registered a case and is further investigating the matter.
According to the police, the complainant Brijlal Jaiswal received a call from a person claiming to be Suresh Pujari, who demanded the money and threatened to kill him if he didn’t pay up. Jaiswal was heading towards his hotel when he received the call.
“Earlier, a case was been register at the Shivaji Nagar police station, but later it was transferred to the Ambernath police station. The complainant had given us the mobile number from which he received the call. We are trying to trace the number with the help of the service provider,” said an officer from the Ambernath police station.
A case has been registered at Ambernath police station under section of the 386 (extortion by putting a person in fear of death or grievous injury), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) and 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code.