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Bihar: BJP MLA gets extortion call; FIR registered, probe on

Apr 01, 2024 02:41 PM IST

The police registered the case and said that some criminals are also using the names of notorious gangsters to extort money from businessmen and traders

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Pawan Yadav on Monday lodged an FIR after receiving a phone call from an unidentified caller for an extortion amount of 50 lakh and death threats if he fails to pay the money. Senior police officers in Bhagalpur have constituted a team to probe the matter.

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“Kahalgaon MLA Pawan Yadav stated in the FIR that he received a call at home around 10.57am on Monday from an unidentified person who asked him details of his son. Claiming that the MLA was snooped on by his aides, the caller asked him to pay 50 lakh. The caller also threatened the person and hurled verbal abuses if the MLA failed to give the money,” Kahalgaon police station SHO Rajiv Kumar said.

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The police registered the case and said that some criminals are also using the names of notorious gangsters to extort money from businessmen and traders. Bhagalpur SSP Anand Kumar confirmed the incident and said that police are investigating the matter. The caller dialed the MLA from an international number, the police said.

Earlier, an unidentified caller demanded an extortion money of 10 lakh from Pirpainti MLA Lalan Paswan via WhatsApp. Following his complaint, an FIR was registered against unidentified persons under sections 387 (extortion) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code.

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