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Three held for demanding extortion money from businessman

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Three men, including two ex-employees of a businessman, have been arrested for allegedly trying to extort Rs 60 lakh from him, the police said today.

(25), Rahul (28) and (23), all hailing from Uttar Pradesh, were arrested from Delhi's Haiderpur area yesterday following a tip off, of said.

Eight police teams were formed in and the adjoining states to identify the culprits, he said.

The locations of the accused were traced through electronic surveillance and a trap was laid at Haiderpur's bus stop to arrest them, added.

and Rahul are former employees of the complainant.

The duo allegedly threatened the complainant and his son and demanded Rs 60 lakh, the DCP said.

They needed money to repay loans and decided to extort it from their former employer, he said, adding that they had confessed to the crime.

told the police that he roped in his relative Raj and had promised to pay him Rs two lakh.

A country-made pistol with five live cartridges and five used in the commission of crime were seized from the accused, said.

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First Published: Mon, July 09 2018. 21:25 IST