The Asian Age

2 held for try­ing to ex­tort from busi­ness­man

- — PTI

New Delhi: Two per­sons have

been ar­rested for al­legedly try­ing to ex­tort money from a busi­ness­man by threat­en­ing him, the po­lice said on Mon­day. Ac­cord­ing to po­lice, one of the two per­sons ar­rested in this con­nec­tion is a business as­so­ciate of the vic­tim. Both ac­cused were ar­rested on Fri­day. “Pankaj Ag­gar­wal ( 34) had hatched the con­spir­acy along with a crim­i­nal as­so­ciate, Naresh Kumar Gaur ( 26), to ex­tort money from the com­plainant. The duo had de­manded 70- 80 lakh from the com

` plainant, a well- to- do busi­ness­man and a res­i­dent of Ti­marpur,” said ad­di­tional com­mis­sioner of po­lice ( crime), Ashok Chand. Dur­ing the probe into the mat­ter, it was found that Gaur had made the ex­tor­tion calls but, when the com­plainant did not pay up, Ag­gar­wal claimed he, too, had re­ceived threat calls on his mo­bile phone. Ag­gar­wal told the com­plainant that the ex­tor­tion­ist had said he would kill him if the money was not paid, the po­lice said. To fur­ther con­vince the com­plainant about the authentici­ty of the ex­tor­tion calls, Ag­gar­wal regis­tered a false com­plaint on May 19 at Mukher­jee Na­gar po­lice sta­tion that he was robbed at gun­point of his mo­bile phone and cash by motorcycle- borne robbers. He also claimed that the robbers had en­quired about the busi­ness­man and threat­ened to elim­i­nate both of them if the ex­tor­tion money was not paid.

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