A Delhi Police constable,a retired Border Security Force (BSF) officer and a serving BSF officer were arrested on charges of attempting to extort Rs 30 lakh from a Noida-based doctor. The three allegedly pretended to be members of terrorist outfit Indian Mujahideen (IM) to extort from the doctor,who is from Kashmir.
Police said the accused have been identified as Pavan Kumar (45),a retired BSF officer who had previously served in Delhi and Kashmir,Paramjeet Bhati (30),a BSF officer,Vikas Choudhury (28),a Delhi Police constable posted in Police Lines.
On August 16,Dr Vinay Bhatt received a letter from IM members,demanding Rs 30 lakh,police said.
Bhatt told police that he received many extortion calls from different numbers till August 31.
Police put Bhatts phone on surveillance and arrested the accused. On August 28,we arrested the three. Pavan Kumar was the mastermind. He visited the doctor for treatment a few months ago and was impressed by the amount of money the doctor earned, a senior police officer said.
Police said the accused used a software called Crazy Call,which helped scramble phone calls made to Dr Bhatt. Paramjeet made the threatening calls, the officer said.