Ahmedabad: Two men in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad recently purchased a BMW with the money they had extorted from businessmen using various tricks.
Following a complaint by one of the victims, the city police arrested the duo.
The arrestees have been identified as Yusuf Ganchi (36), a tea seller, and Arif Ganchi (27), a laundryman. According to a police officer, the two would blackmail persons owning industrial units saying that they would get their licences terminated by complaining to authorities. If the unit owners turned down their demand for money, the two would threaten to attempt suicide and blame the owners in suicide note for pushing them to take the step, according to a report by Ahmedabad Mirror.
The two accused used a similar trick to extort Rs 31.5 lakh from one Javed Galeriya (30), a resident of Sarkhej area. Galeriya, after being blackmailed for three years, knocked on the doors of the police. Subsequently, the police registered a case and nabbed the accused, the report stated.
The accused have victimised nearly eight people. “After the victim approached us, all the evidence provided by him was verified and an offence was registered. Currently, we are investigating if more victims were conned and have urged them to come forward and file a complaint,” the AM report quoted DCP (Zone 7) Premsukh as saying.
In another incident, the Banjara Hills Police have filed a case of extortion against a 13-year-old boy who allegedly threatened his classmate and made him steal a sum of Rs 5 lakh from his house.
The crime came to light after the father of the 13-year-old boy’s classmate found that the cash he had stashed in an almirah at his house was missing. The man questioned his family members about the missing money. His son, on being confronted, revealed that he had stolen the money and given it to one of his classmates. Subsequently, the matter was reported to the police