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Maha: Man held for extorting money from builder in Thane

Press Trust of India  |  Thane 

A 47-year-old man was held by

Naupada police in Thane for allegedly extorting money from a builder, an official said on Friday.

Samir Mahajan asked builder Hasmukh Shah to give Rs 20 lakh in return for not filing a complaint of unauthorised construction against the latter with the Thane Municipal Corporation, the official said.

"We laid a trap on Thursday night and arrested Mahajan when he was accepting Rs 1 lakh from Shah. His accomplice Bunty Singh is missing and efforts are on to nab him. An extortion case has been registered," said the Naupada police station official.

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First Published: Fri, February 14 2020. 20:14 IST