Man arrested for making ransom call to businessman in name of naxal

Man arrested for making ransom

Raipur, Apr 10
A 42-year-old man in Raipur was arrested for allegedly making a ransom call to a businessman in the name of naxal and threatened him for dire consequences.
Telibandha Police have arrested a man identified as D Ram Kumar (42), a native of Andhra Pradesh, on charges of making ransom call to a businessman Arvindar Singh Anand (43) in the name of naxal and bid to extort Rs 10 lakh, said Telibandha Station House Officer (SHO) Sonal Gwala.
The arrested person was earlier working as an employee of Arvindar Singh, added SHO Gwala.
From the possession of arrested accused, police have recovered a mobile handset used in the crime and a knife, said SHO Gwala.
According to SHO Gwala, on 6-8 April, the victim received a phone call from an unknown number and by posing as naxal, the caller demanded Rs 10 lakh as ransom. The caller also threatened Arvindar Singh of dire consequences if the demand will not be fulfilled following which the victim lodged a complaint with Telibandha police station.
In his statement to police, the victim said that the caller had told him to drop the cash bag near Mandir Hasaud railway station, informed police sources.
Taking the complaint seriously, police registered an offence against unidentified caller under Sections 385 (putting person in fear of injury in order to commit extortion) and 507 (criminal intimidation by an anonymous communication) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and launched a probe, said SHO Gwala, elaborating that based on the investigation’s findings, the accused was arrested.
Later, Arms Act was added in the case after recovery of a knife from the possession of the accused, added SHO Gwala.


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