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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
“While Pal was officer in-charge of Ghatal police station, De the circle inspector of the area at the time of the incident. They will be produced in court on Saturday,” CID (Operations) DIG Nishat Parvez said.