A property dealer accused an inmate serving jail term for murder in Ambala jail of making an extortion call to him and for asking him to pay Rs 5 lakh.
A case was registered at Kalka police station against Manga, who is currently lodged at Ambala jail, on the complaint of property dealer Karam Chand, a resident of Kalka.
Karam Chand said he received two extortion calls from Manga, in which he asked him to pay Rs 5 lakh otherwise he would be murdered. He said he would later inform him as to where and how the money should be deposited.
Karam Chand said he ignored the first call, but when the extortionist called for the second time, he informed the police. A case was registered under section 387 (for putting person in fear of death or of grievous hurt, in order to commit extortion) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Manga was a member of Nishan Singh gang and is serving his term in Ambala jail for murdering one Bobby, who was their rival.
"The tower location suggests that the call has been made from Ambala jail. We will arrest Manga in the case by taking him on production warrant," deputy commissioner of police (DCP) Ashwin Shenvi said.
Inmate's earlier attempt to extort money
On September 17, 2011, two men fired at the car of sector 4 resident Anil Kumar Bhalla to terrorise him on the directions of Manga. He had made the extortion call of Rs 10 lakh and had threatened him of dire consequences in case of non-payment. The people who fired at the car were later arrested.