A SPECIAL court has dropped MCOCA charges against gangster Santosh Shetty in an alleged extortion case of 2010.
Shetty, who was deported from Bangkok in 2011, was charged with extortion and three sections of the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act by the Mumbai Police Crime Branch. The case pertains to an alleged extortion bid made by him from a Vile Parle-based pharmaceutical trader. Shetty had filed a discharge plea before special judge V V Patil through his lawyer Prakash Shetty, which the judge has partly allowed on Tuesday. But Shetty will continue to face charges including extortion and wrongful confinement.
In 2011, Shetty’s men had allegedly abducted the trader and his son and kept them in Pataya and had demanded Rs 15 crore.