Ch­hota Ra­jan hench­man held in ex­tor­tion case

The Hitavada - - NATION -

GANG­STER Ch­hota Ra­jan’s trusted aide D K Rao was ar­rested for al­legedly de­mand­ing Rs 50 lakh in ex­tor­tion from a Slum Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion Author­ity (SRA) project con­sul­tant in Dhar­avi area of Cen­tral Mum­bai, the po­lice said on Thurs­day.

Rao had been threat­en­ing the com­plainant since last one year while he was ex­tort­ing money from builders in the city, a se­nior of­fi­cial said.

Mean­while, DCP, De­tec­tion, Dilip Sawant said Rao was ar­rested on Wed­nes­day by Crime Branch sleuths who had put him un­der sur­veil­lance over a pe­riod of time.

“We had re­ceived a com­plaint from a per­son re­lated to build­ing construction busi­ness that Rao was de­mand­ing ran­som from him and threat­ened him of dire con­se­quences,” he said.

An FIR was reg­is­tered against Rao at Dhar­avi po­lice sta­tion un­der Sec­tions 387 (putting per­son in fear of death or of griev­ous hurt), 504 (in­ten­tional in­sult with in­tent to pro­voke breach of the peace), and 506 (pun­ish­ment for crim­i­nal intimidation) and other rel­e­vant sec­tions of the IPC.

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