Two arrested for extorsion calls to businessman
Two persons have been arrested by the Delhi Police on charges of allegedly threatening a businessman to pay them Rs 2 crore in East Delhi’s Mayur Vihar area. According to the police, the accused have been identified as Ajay and Surinder.
On September 29, a Mayur Vihar-based businessman complained that he received calls on his mobile number from unknown persons threatening him to pay Rs 2 crore. Based on this, a case was registered, police said on Monday.
During the course of investigation, cops found that the mobile phone, used to make the extortion calls, was reportedly stolen from an auto-rickshaw driver at Noida Extension by two bike-borne men. On October 2, through technical surveillance of the phone, police traced that one of the persons was Manoj and also recovered the Apache used to steal the phone. During further investigation, two other associates of Manoj — Ajay and his relative Surinder were arrested on secret information.
“Criminal Surinder had made two ransom calls to the complainant. Ajay disclosed that his real brother Vijay, the Apache owner Manoj and one Aabid are also involved. Criminal Aabid and Vijay also made ransom calls to the complainant.
They also disclosed that Manoj and Aabid had robbed the mobile phone from the auto driver and had made ransom calls to the complainant using this phone. During further investigation, this mobile phone was recovered by the police. Manoj and Surinder had used the motorcycle of their associate Ajay and made ransom calls from different locations so as to confuse the police. The same motorcycle was also recovered by the police.
Efforts are on to nab the remaining accused, who are still absconding.