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Extortionists open fire at trader’s house, threaten to kill him

In an extortion bid, two bike-borne criminals fired three shots at the house of a city-based trader for not paying Rs 20 lakh they had demanded. The criminals also left behind a note, saying he would be killed if he failed to pay up.

india Updated: Dec 06, 2011 02:05 IST
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In an extortion bid, two bike-borne criminals fired three shots at the house of a city-based trader for not paying Rs 20 lakh they had demanded. The criminals also left behind a note, saying he would be killed if he failed to pay up.

The trader, CL Narang, 45, a grocery dealer, is a resident of Pratap Nagar. Besides, the goons also called up the businessman to inform him about their resolve. The phone call came after a few hours when a police investigation was already underway. The criminals even asked Narang to halt any police probe.

Panic gripped the locality after the incident. The daring act is a reflection of the rising crime in the city. Moreover, deputy mayor Yashpal Batra’s residence is in the vicinity.

The unidentified assailants fired at around 7.30am when Narang was at home with his family. While two bullets hit the gate, one pierced through the window pane. Fortunately, no one was hurt.

Narang’s neighbour and one of the eyewitnesses said, “I was on my terrace when I saw two men on a bike stop in front of Narang’s house. They fired three shots and left behind a note.”

The businessman lives with his wife, two sons and two brothers. Expressing shock over the incident, he said, “I don’t have any enmity with anyone. I am completely clueless who these men were.”

“We have some leads but can’t disclose it since the matter is under investigation,” said Abhai Singh Rao, DCP (west).

Recently, two similar incidents were reported from the Sadar Bazaar area. The police also nabbed two men on charges of extortion.