With the arrest of two persons, police on Tuesday claimed to have solved the case pertaining to demand of ₹ 30 lakh in extortion from a doctor couple in Bihar’s Kaimur district , about 199km from state capital Patna.
Police said the arrested persons had been identified as Sanjog Kumar Singh alias Sanjeev Singh, 28 of Mohania and his relative Rakesh Kumar Singh, 25. Rakesh was a computer application graduate and son of a retired railway employee, now settled at Mughalsarai in neighbouring Uttar Pradesh, the police added.
“The extortion demand was made to leading lady doctor of Mohania, Dr Kiran Singh, and her husband, Dr Santosh Singh. The accused believed that the doctor couple had with them huge currency in the denomination of banned ₹1000 and ₹500 and would pay the amount to them easily following demonetisation on November 8, 2016, ” the police said.
The doctor couple had lodged a case on November 15 with Mohania police station against unknown persons after receiving the extortion call for the first time. Later, the couple received ransom calls and threat SMSes on many occasions, the police said..
The probe team arrested the accused after it traced the extortion calls through scientific investigation, the police said.
Kaimur superintendent of police Harpreet Kaur said the mobile phone and the SIM card used for making the extortion calls were recovered from the arrested persons.