Six men posing as I–T officials arrested
NEW DELHI: After receiving a PCR complaint from Malviya Nagar on Sunday afternoon, a police team immediately arrested six men who entered the house of a businessman, posing as Income Tax (I-T) officials and tried to extort him of money.
According to police, the accused had entered the house on the pretence of conducting a raid. They had even managed to extort Rs 20 lakh from the complaint and placed it in a Tata Safari car, which has been recovered.
"The victim's son was going to his shop when he was stopped by the accused. They took him inside their car and drove him to his house, where the family members were threatened," said a police source.
The accused entered the house, started ransacking the placee while threatening the residents, and even beat up the father and son. The victim's son was able to sneak out of the house and alerted neighbours, after which some locals went inside the house and caught the accused. However, one of the accused managed to flee.
Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Chinmoy Biswal said that the accused were identified as the driver Parvinder, Naunhyal (45), Yogesh Kumar (32), Govind Sharma (45), Amit Aggarwal (35), all four of whom had posed as I-T officers and Mitesh Kumar – who had posed as an Assistant Commissioner.
"After receiving the complaint, the police team reached the spot in Malviya Nagar and found around 100 people outside the house," said Biswal.