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Social activist arrested in Mahesh Sharma ‘blackmail’ case, he says police prerogative

Alok, the alleged kingpin of the extortion circle, used to run a Noida-based TV news channel called Pratinidhi, which was shut due to financial crunch post demonetisation.

Mumbai: Four arrested on charges of trying to extort TV actor

The complainant, Karan Singh, has alleged that he met one Ajay Sharma in Agra in 2016. “We met during a shoot and he introduced himself as the owner of an event management company,” Singh said in his statement to the police.


Mumbai: Real estate agent held for extortion

Police said the accused was finally nabbed on Friday. A police source said that the accused was promised commission from the other developer for making the threat calls to the complainant.

Mumbai: Three demand money from Metro site workers, booked for extortion

The trio threatened them of dire consequences if they failed to give them protection money. After they left, the complainant took the two labourers to Shatabdi hospital and after providing them medical aid, they approached Charkop police.

Extortion accused threatened to get man infected with HIV, three arrested

The arrested accused also included the woman who has alleged gangrape. Goel and his company had made news last year with the ‘Freedom’ smartphone, priced at Rs 251.

Maker of 'Freedom 251' smartphone arrested for ‘extortion’ in Delhi

Mohit Goel and his company made headlines last year with the “Freedom” smartphone, priced at Rs 251. The firm had claimed that around 30,000 customers had booked the phone despite glitches and seven crore people had registered for it.


Man held for extortion bid on former Gujarat minister

BJP leader Jayanti Kavadiya was the minister of state for rural development in the cabinet of Chief Minister Vijay Rupani till last year. However, he had opted out of the last Assembly elections.

Chembur: Three held for ‘extorting’ money from doctor

An officer said the incident took place on Monday when the main accused, Vivek Joshi (25), who runs a local newspaper, met the doctor, along with a pregnant woman, who he claimed was his wife.

Four held for ‘extorting’ from trader in Mumbai

An officer from VP Road police station said, “After the application was submitted to the police. We conducted a preliminary interrogation and checked with local people, following which we were informed that they have been extorting money from local shopkeepers under the name of welfare for the Sangathana.” 

West Midnapore extortion case: Arrest warrant against IPS officer Bharati Ghosh, her guard

The warrant against Bharati Ghosh was issued after she failed to appear before the CID or furnish any reply, a source said, adding that teams have been sent to several states, including some in north India, to trace the two.