Gujarat: Amul MD RS Sodhi gets Rs 25 crore extortion call

Police said a person claiming to be member of Pujari gang called Sodhi a few days ago and demanded Rs 25 crore as “protection money”.

By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Updated: May 31, 2016 2:44:39 am

Anand-based dairy major Amul’s managing director allegedly received an extortion call from a person claiming to be member of fugitive Ravi Pujari’s gang, following which a probe was initiated, Ahmedabad police said Monday.

R S Sodhi is MD of Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation, which sells its products under ‘Amul’ brand and has headquarters at Anand town in Kheda district. Police said a person claiming to be member of Pujari gang called Sodhi a few days ago and demanded Rs 25 crore as “protection money”.

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“The extortion call was made from an international number. Sodhi was asked to pay Rs 25 crore or face consequences,” city crime branch’s ACP K N Patel said.

“Since we are already probing a few other cases related to extortion calls claimed to be made by Ravi Pujari gang, the state DGP has ordered to hand over the probe to us,” he said.

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