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Six-member gang held for extortion attempt

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

: A gang of six people including a woman were arrested today for on charges of posing as Anti-Bureau officials and attempting to extort Rs 4 lakh from a woman (RTA) here, police said.

On June 30, and the other accused associated with a local NGO and some went to the RTA office where the woman is working as a junior assistant and threatened her saying they had a video showing her accepting bribe.

They demanded Rs 4 lakh from her, failing which they threatened to post the video on social network sites, a police release said.

"Though, the accused did not have any such video they hatched a plan and tried to extort money from her," it said.

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First Published: Mon, July 02 2018. 21:35 IST