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Man arrested for extorting money from builders, property

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The police today claimed to have arrested a 34-year-old man who was allegedly involved in extorting money from several property dealers and builders in Nagar.

alias Vikas was arrested on Thursday from near the Rama Park road in Nagar where he was planning to scare reputed builders and property dealers by firing at their offices, they said.

He was going to do it on the instructions of his gang leader Pradeep Solanki, who is in jail, the police said, adding that a pistol with three bullets was seized from him after his arrest.

Solanki is a of gangster Manjeet Mahal. Last year, he along with Mahal and their other associates were booked under the Control of Organised Crime Act, they said.

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First Published: Sat, January 13 2018. 21:25 IST