Two arrested for extortion calls to trader, firing at office

The city police has arrested two persons who had fired at a trader’s office in Jumerati earlier this month after making extortion calls to him.

The duo, Imran and Amjad, had fired the shot at the behest of history-sheeter Zakir ‘Bakra’. The weapon and the bike used in the crime were also recovered. The police have announced a reward of Rs 5000 on Zakir’s arrest.
The police said Zakir had planned to extort Rs 5 lakh from Yashwant Khemani, the director of Laxmi Iron Industries Company.

According to the plan, the accused went to the trader’s office in Jumerati and one of them fired with a country-made revolver to scare the trader.

On February 6, Khemani and his son Sanjay were sitting in the office when a youth fired at them. The bullet hit the counter and no one was injured. The shooter was chased but he escaped as his accomplice, who was ready with a motorcycle, sped off with him.

Police said the traders had seen the men and on the basis of that, a sketch of the suspects was made.

Also, acting on a tip-off, the police reached the accused at Qazi Camp and caught both of them. During interrogation, the accused told police that Zakir, a resident of Shahjehanabad, had planned to extort Rs 5 lakh. BHOPAL: A body of a teenaged girl was recovered from a pond near Misrod, said police on Sunday. The girl was identified as Bharti, 13, daughter of G Ram, a resident of Samardha.

Bharti went missing on Saturday and the body was later spotted in the pond at Samardha.

It is suspected that she accidentally drowned into the water body though police don’t rule out any foul play. The police have registered a case and have begun investigations to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the minor girl’s death.


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