Samajwadi Party leader arrested for extortion bid

A Samajwadi Party leader was arrested for allegedly trying to extort Rs 1 lakh from an ex-councillor of Meerut municipal corporation.

Meerut: A Samajwadi Party leader was arrested on Friday for allegedly trying to extort Rs 1 lakh from an ex-councillor of Meerut municipal corporation here, police said.

Ex-councillor Abraar Ahmed`s wife Navi Band had lodged a case against Aas Mohammed alias Laden, in-charge of South Assembly constituency, stating that he had demanded Rs 1 lakh from Ahmed in February, police said.

Laden was arrested and sent to jail today, they said.

He is a history-sheeter and has several cases of extortion registered against him in Kankarkheda area, they said.

PTI

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