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2 Mumbai civic body clean-up marshals held for extorting ₹12K from man

The victim was looted on the pretext of spitting on the road. Tilak Nagar police is investigating the number of people that have been looted so far and how the gang of clean-up marshals was operating.

mumbai Updated: Jun 10, 2018 00:26 IST
Faisal Tandel
Faisal Tandel
HINDUSTAN TIMES
BMC,CLEANUP MARSHAL,MUMBAI
Two BMC clean up marshals arrested for extorting ₹12,000 from man

Two clean-up marshals of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation have been arrested for extorting ₹12,000 from a 28-year-old man at knifepoint on the pretext of spitting on the road.

According to the police, the incident took place on June 5 at Tilak Nagar terminus when Ramesh Chauhan, 28, a daily wage worker, was on his way to return to his native place in Uttar Pradesh. Chauhan was stopped by Shabuddin Ijazzuddin Khan, 22, and Ganesh Anand Balram, 31, who came on a motorcycle.

“The duo accused Chauhan of eating gutkha and spitting on the road and extorted the money from him at knifepoint. But the allegation was completely false,” said Amol Ambaune, police sub-inspector, Tilak Nagar police station. Chauhan filed a case with the Tilak Nagar police station.

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During the investigation, police found out that BMC had given the contract to provide clean-up marshals to a manpower agency. “The bike that was used belonged to Kamble, a supervisor working at the company. He revealed that Khan had taken his bike that day. Following this Khan and Ganesh were arrested,”said Ambuane.

Vijay Khaire, senior police inspector, Tilak Nagar police station said the entire amount of ₹12,000 had been recovered from the duo. “Our target is to catch the gang operating near the station premises in the name of clean-up marshal,” said Ambuane. Both Khan and Ganesh are residents of Govandi and have several cases of robbery and theft against them, he further said.

First Published: Jun 10, 2018 00:25 IST