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Ludhiana: Extortionist who vowed to kill Dhaba owner held

The police have recovered illegal pistol and bullets from his possession.

punjab Updated: Apr 24, 2017 12:56 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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Rohit Kumar, accused of extortion and threatening a dhaba owner in police custody in Ludhiana on Sunday.(HT Photo)

Police have arrested a man who threatened to kill an eatery owner last September after he refused to give him Rs 10,000 per month as ‘gunda tax’.

The accused has been identified as Rohit Kumar Sharma alias Rimmi, who surrendered on Sunday near the bus stand of Bahromajra village. The police have recovered illegal pistol and bullets from his possession.

Muhammad Yaseen, owner of ‘Highway King’, in his complaint stated that about 15 miscreants came to his shop on the intervening night of September 11 and 12, 2016 in three cars and asked for extortion money worth Rs 10,000 per month.

The accused wielded a pistol and threatened to kill the complainant and his uncle after which they ran away.

Khanna senior superintendent of police (SSP) Navjot Singh Mahal, said the police had booked the accused under various acts of the Indian Penal Code. The police are also interrogating Rohit, to trace his accomplices, including Bhangu of Khanna Khurd, Harmehtab Singh alias Honey and Harminder Singh of Baghaur village, Harman Singh alias Ronaldo of Khanna Khurd, Lambu and Neela.

First Published: Apr 24, 2017 12:54 IST