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Bar singer, husband held for blackmailing client

mumbai Updated: Feb 03, 2011 02:17 IST
G. Mohiuddin Jeddy

A 26-year-old bar singer, her husband and their accomplices were arrested for allegedly blackmailing and extorting cash and valuables from one of her clients.

Debashree Banerjee alias Disha and her husband Syed Rauf Ismail, 22, had lured Pradip Patil, 40, the APMC police said.

The accused were arrested from Howrah railway station at Kolkata and brought to Navi Mumbai on Tuesday.

Disha worked at bars in Mira Road and Thane where Patil came in contact with her. They exchanged numbers and kept in touch with each other, the police said.

Suresh Pawar, assistant police inspector said: “On January 25, Disha called Patil and they met at Kalash lodge at Vashi.
After sometime Disha excused herself telling him that she would return in five minutes.”

“Soon after she left, three men, including her husband, entered the room and accused Patil of attempting to rape Disha. They allegedly robbed him of his gold chain and cash worth Rs1.86 lakh and fled,” Pawar added.

A team of officers was sent to Kolkata where Disha, Ismail and their accomplices Baraudin Topiwala, 18, and Sajid Shaikh alias Sufi, 18, were arrested.

The police have recovered cash and valuables worth Rs1.74 lakh. The police are trying to find out if the accused had committed similar offence before.