October 14, 2012 12:44:02 am
The Chief Medical Officer of Noida on Saturday claimed that he had received nine extortion calls from a UP gangster over the past three days.
CMO R K Garg said the caller,who identified himself as Rakesh Bhati,called four times on October 11,four times the next day and once on Saturday morning,threatening to kill him if he did not pay Rs 10 lakh as protection money.
Police said extra security had been provided to Garg and his family after he alerted them about the calls.
Garg said,The first call came at 4.15 pm on October 11. There were eight more calls after that,the last one at 7.22 am on Saturday. I informed police but no concrete action was taken. I have informed them of the phone number that is being used for the calls but they have not been able to trace it yet. Three days have passed,and my family and I are living in fear. While the extra security is some comfort,I want the caller to be traced. I have also written to the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister,Director Genral of Police,and the Principal Secretary (Health) about this.
Till late on Saturday evening,police said investigations were on but no case of extortion had been registered.
We have deployed police personnel to guard Garg and his family. We are in the process of tracking the phone number. We will register an FIR later, a police officer said.
The officer said,according to their files,Rakesh Bhati was part of the Amit Kasana gang,which was active in the Noida-Greater Noida and Meerut regions.
Kasana has several cases against him. His gang is involved in many cases of land-grabbing,extortion and kidnapping, he said.
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