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Gang posed as BSES officials to extort money busted

New Delhi: Police and the BSES have busted a gang whose members allegedly tried to extort money from a consumer in Greater Kailash area here by posing as enforcement officials of the power supply agency, a spokesperson of the discom said Monday.

One of the gang members, identified as Ravi Kumar, a resident of Budh Vihar, was arrested last week. Two other gang members are absconding, he said.

The gang was trying to extort Rs 30,000 from a resident of affluent Greater Kailash area and almost succeed in doing so by posing as BSES enforcement officials, he added.

The gang members had approached a Greater Kailash II resident and owner of an under construction house in the area's S Block, the spokesperson said.

"They almost managed to convince the resident that he was misusing the electricity connection and would have to pay a penalty of Rs 1,25,000. When the consumer was seemingly convinced, the gang offered to settle the matter for an amount for Rs 30,000,"

he said.

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