A senior state bureaucrat on Monday registered a case of extortion against three people who allegedly barged into his office and demanded money.
The accused also name-dropped gangster Arun Gawli, said R Mopalwar, managing director of the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC).
According to Bandra police, a first information report was been registered under section 506 (criminal intimidation), 384 (extortion) and 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code against the trio. While two of the accused were identified as a real estate developer and a journalist, police did not divulge the third person’s name.
The complainant said the incident took place on October 22. The three accused allegedly warned Mopalwar to cough up Rs50 lakh to Rs60 lakh or he would be killed.
Senior police inspector Pandit Thakare of Bandra police station confirmed that a FIR has been registered but did not divulge any further details, saying their probe is on. The officer said they are verifying the complaint.
Police sources said that the developer and Mopalwar’s wife were running a business in the past. Later, the duo had a dispute and parted ways.