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Three arrested for trying to extort money from businessman

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Three agents of a company were arrested for allegedly trying to extort money from a after being unable to pay their loans from area, police said Wednesday.

The accused have been identified as (34), a resident of Colony, Sunil Kumar Khari, (36), a resident of Sector-10 and (27), a resident of Cantt area, they said.

According to of Alphonse, on Saturday, a Palam-based filed a complaint where he stated that he got a ransom call of Rs 30 lakh as protection money for safety and security of the and his family.

During investigation, police analysed the call details of the number.

Thereafter, the complainant again received a call on Monday where the accused asked him to deliver the amount at Jama Masjid, but he convinced them to come at Mor, he said.

At around 12:30 am, three persons came there on two motorcycles.

When the complainant handed over the bag to them, police caught them red-handed, the DCP said.

During interrogation, Gupta disclosed that he was working as an at a company at the store of the complainant, he said.

Later, he got indebted with loans and hatched a plan to extort money from the store's owner and also roped another employee with him. On apprehension of being identified through his voice, they contacted Kumar, police said.

Two motorcycles, four and the bag carrying cash was recovered from their possession, they added.

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

First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 00:35 IST