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Bizman, aide booked for trying to extort 1.50 cr from Wadala resident

ByVijay Kumar Yadav
Mar 22, 2023 10:46 PM IST

MUMBAI: The police on Monday registered an FIR based on a complaint by a 56-year-old businessman from Wadala, alleging that a Mira Road-based businessman along with his associate allegedly threatened to kill him and his family and demanded an amount of ₹1

MUMBAI: The police on Monday registered an FIR based on a complaint by a 56-year-old businessman from Wadala, alleging that a Mira Road-based businessman along with his associate allegedly threatened to kill him and his family and demanded an amount of 1.50 crore from him.

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The police have named one accused ‘Javed Chikna’ from Dubai in the FIR and checking if he was the same Javed Chikna from D-Company, who is one of wanted accused of the 1993 serial bombing in Bombay, now Mumbai.

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The crime branch officials, who are making a parallel probe, have also arrested one person in the case.

The complainant has been working in Kuwait since 1993. Currently, he works as a sales executive in a company in Kuwait that deals in selling food grains. He also has a business supplying tobacco, medicines, electronic items, automobiles, gases and household goods, as per the demands of local traders in Kuwait. The complainant imports the items from various countries like America, China, Dubai, Hong Kong, Germany, etc. and after securing his commission sells the products to local traders.

The complainant in the year 2013 met Zakir Sajjad Hussain, a Mira Road resident. Hussain too was in the business of selling tobacco and film compact discs in Kuwait.

As per the police complaint, Hussain had offered the complainant to work with him, but since the complainant knew that he allegedly dealt with some prohibited items as well, he refused his proposal to work together.

“In 2016, Hussain suffered a loss of 1.5 crore in business and held the complainant responsible for that and demanded the amount of 1.50 crore from him and threatened him that he would not let him work in Kuwait if he failed to pay him the money,” the complainant alleged in the FIR.

The complainant initially ignored the threats, but in September when he was at his Mumbai residence, he received a WhatsApp call from Hussain who again threatened to kill him and his family and demanded the amount of 1.5 crore, the FIR said.

While in Kuwait, the complainant received a call from an unidentified person who claimed himself to be an aide of one Javedbhai Chikna from Dubai and threatened him and asked him to settle the matter with Hussain, the complaint added.

Following this, the complainant filed a police complaint in Kuwait. When he came to the city recently, he filed a separate complaint with the Mumbai police crime branch. Based on his complaint, the Wadala TT police on Monday registered an FIR against Hussain and Javed Chikna under sections 387, 506(2) and 34 of Indian Penal Code.

The complainant has also submitted a copy of the audio clips of threats he had received from the accused persons.

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