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Man held for Rs 4-crore extortion call to kin

india Updated: Jun 03, 2012 00:47 IST
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A city-based property dealer was arrested on Saturday for allegedly making threatening calls and demanding extortion of Rs 4 crore from his brother-in-law.

A local court sent accused Gaurav Sehgal to four-day police remand after he was produced in court on Saturday.

He lives in a gated community on Sohna Road.

Complainant Ashish Thapar, a businessman and resident of DLF Phase 5 in Gurgaon, received an extortion call on May 17. The caller threatened Thapar of dire consequences if he didn’t pay R4 crore.

The businessman lodged a complaint with the police by sending an email.

“We started investigation after getting a complaint from the victim. We examined his call details and traced the extortionist’s number to Dubai. During probe, we suspected the involvement of the victim's brother-in-law, who is a property dealer in Gurgaon,” said a senior police official.

“The accused wanted to become rich fast so he took this shortcut to earn quick money. He knew that his brother-in-law can fulfil his demand so he asked one of his friends, who lives in Dubai, to make an extortion call to Thapar,” the officer added. Sehgal’s plan was, however, foiled and he was arrested by the police.

“We are probing the case and working on clues. A special team is on the job,” said Maheshwar Dayal, DCP (east)