Man arrested for running inter-state extortion racket

A young man was arrested in the national capital for allegedly running an inter-state extortion racket in the garb of a cargo company, police said today.

Last Updated: Sep 14, 2010, 14:02 PM IST

New Delhi: A young man was arrested in the
national capital for allegedly running an inter-state
extortion racket in the garb of a cargo company, police said
today.

Manoj Kumar (29) was apprehended from Nangloi on
September 11, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Outer) Chhaya
Sharma said.

"He used to open a fake transport company and give wide
publicity so that people come to get their cargo booked for
transporting the same through trucks to different parts of
the country," she said.

The gang led by Kumar, then used to select their soft
target from the bookings and then would hide the booked goods
at some place instead of delivering the same to the mentioned
destination, she added.

Manoj would then allegedly threaten the victim by using
his muscle power to extort a good amount of money for the
release of goods.

"The gang always made sure that the amount demanded would
be very less than the actual value of the goods of the
victims, which was generally in lacs. In order to avoid police
intervention, they kept on changing their office to other
states under different names," Sharma said.

Manoj told the police that he was previously involved in
a large number of criminal cases of murder, cheating and
thefts in Hissar and other parts of Haryana.

The arrest came following investigations into a complaint
by one Gopal Krishan.

PTI

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