The Anti Extortion Cell of the Mumbai Police Crime Branch has taken custody of Anil Chander, an alleged aide of gangster Santosh Shetty, who was detained at the New Delhi Airport Monday. Crime Branch officers said that Chander, who had been in Bangkok, reached New Delhi by flight on Monday and was detained as there is a Look Out Circular against him.
Officers said that in January 2012, a businessman from Mumbai was called to Bangkok by Shetty, where he was assaulted severely and pressurised into giving out a loan at lower interest rates than the rates that he usually charged. The accused also confined him in a room and demanded Rs 15 crore from him. The man ultimately managed to escape after promising to arrange for the money as soon as he got home. After returning to Mumbai, he approached the Anti Extortion Cell.
“Further investigations revealed that Chander was involved in the crime and he had been wanted since then. We brought him to Mumbai on Tuesday and produced him in court, and he has been remanded to our custody till July 14. We will be interrogating him in deta”l,” said a Crime Branch officer.