August 26, 2014 2:50:28 am
Gurgaon police has busted a gang of four persons planning to extort Rs 10 crore from a businessman with an aim to “become rich overnight”.
According to police, on August 20 the gand had demanded Rs 10 crore from the businessman and a deal was finalised for Rs 1.5crore on Sunday.
But before the accused could execute their plan, they were arrested by police teams in Sector-56, Gurgaon, on Sunday after they opened fire on police teams.
The accused were identified as Harish Adlakha (35), a commerce graduate and the mastermind, Aman Kumar (25), a second-year MBA student and Lalit Kumar (24), who works at a CNG service centre, and Harish Kumar, a mechanic.
Police has recovered a car, two motorbikes, one country-made pistol, eight mobile phones and 11 SIM cards. According to police, Madan Lal Grover, a businessman-turned-politician and a resident of South City-1, complained to police on Wednesday that he had received an extortion call from an unknown person who threatened that they would kill his son if he did not pay the sum.
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Vivek Sharma, Joint Commissioner (Crime), said, “As soon as we received the complaint we took prompt action. The matter was kept secret and crime teams were formed. The accused were intelligent and kept changing mobile phones and numbers.”
According to the investigating team, Aman worked for a private loan company and had hundreds of fake identity cards. “I stayed at the victim’s house for four days and asked him to stretch the calls. The accused were not aware that Grover had already complained to police. Our teams were spread across in civil uniforms,” Inspector Jai Prakash, SHO, Sector 40 police station, said.
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