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5 Guru Satam aides arrested for threatening builder in Mumbai

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Five people, who police claimed were aides of fugitive gangster Guru Satam, were today arrested for allegedly threatening a builder and trying to extort money from him.

Police identified the five, arrested by the Anti Extortion Cell of the Mumbai Police's Crime Branch, as Amol Vichare, Bharat Solanki, Rajesh Ambre, and

"We have recovered two revolvers, five live cartridges and 11 from the accused. The builder was receiving threat calls from abroad in the name of Guru Satam for the last few years," said Dilip Sawant, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime).

He said that gang members started visiting the builder's after he began ignoring these threat calls.

The builder lodged a complaint with the AEC following which five members of the gang were arrested, he informed.

Another said that investigations had revealed that one of the persons arrested, Bipin Dhotre, had sent Rs 60 lakh abroad to Satam.

Another accused, Rajesh Ambre, was in regular touch with Satam while Vichare had spent ten years in jail in connection with a murder case, the said.

The said that accused Lodhia would provide Satam information about builders while Solanki would threaten them.

The five were remanded in police custody till July 21, an official said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, July 13 2018. 22:40 IST
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