MCOCA against pvt eye as IAS of­fi­cer gets Pu­jari threats

The Times of India (Mumbai edition) - - TIMES CITY - Nishikant.Kar­likar @times­group.com

Thane: The anti-ex­tor­tion cell of the crime branch said IAS of­fi­cer Rad­heshyam Mopal­war on Sun­day re­port­edly re­ceived a call from gang­ster Ravi Pu­jari, ask­ing him to take back an ex­tor­tion case against pri­vate de­tec­tive Satish Man­gle, his ac­tress wife Shradda and oth­ers. He has also de­manded Rs 7 crore, said a po­lice of­fi­cer.

Fol­low­ing the Pu­jari call, of­fi­cials have in­voked MCOCA against the Man­gles and their aides. The Man­gales, who were ar­rested on November 3, al­legedly threat­ened to de­fame Mopal­war us­ing call tapes and sought Rs 7 crore to re­tract cor­rup­tion al­le­ga­tions against him and return the tapes, the po­lice said.

The cou­ple has been booked un­der sec­tions 384, 386, 387 and 34 of the IPC. Man­gale’s brother-in-law, Atul Tawde, too has been ar­rested. “As Pu­jari’s threat calls fall un­der the cat­e­gory of or­ga­nized crimes, MCOCA has been ap­plied and the ac­cused have been booked un­der sec­tions 3(1),(ii), 3(2), 3(4) of 1999,” the of­fi­cer in­formed.

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