According to Vinayak Vast, senior police inspector of Unit 7, the accused called up the builder on January 15 and identified himself as 'Vijay' - a henchman of gangster Chhota Rajan. The accused asked the builder to pay up Rs50 lakh if he wanted his project to be completed without fear. "The accused gave him two international mobile numbers which he claimed were of Rajan and asked him to call up the gangster," officials said.
The builder registered a case with the Pant Nagar police. The case was immediately transferred to the crime branch for further probe. Police tracked down the caller with the help of his mobile number, leading to the arrest of the two accused.