Anand-based dairy major Amul’s managing director allegedly received an extortion call from a person claiming to be member of fugitive Ravi Pujari’s gang, following which a probe was initiated, Ahmedabad police said Monday.
R S Sodhi is MD of Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation, which sells its products under ‘Amul’ brand and has headquarters at Anand town in Kheda district. Police said a person claiming to be member of Pujari gang called Sodhi a few days ago and demanded Rs 25 crore as “protection money”.
“The extortion call was made from an international number. Sodhi was asked to pay Rs 25 crore or face consequences,” city crime branch’s ACP K N Patel said.
“Since we are already probing a few other cases related to extortion calls claimed to be made by Ravi Pujari gang, the state DGP has ordered to hand over the probe to us,” he said.