New Delhi: Hoping to terrorise his neighbour
with a blast similar to the one that targeted an Israeli
Embassy vehicle, a 37-year-old man allegedly planted a crude
bomb in the businessman`s car and threatened him of more such
attacks if he did not give him Rs four crore.
Gyanender was arrested yesterday from Budh Vihar in the
capital and police recovered a `crude` bomb, raw potassium
sulphide and a mobile phone from his possession.
The arrest came on a complaint filed by one Parmod Jain of
Pitampura that he heard a loud sound of an explosion on the
rear side of his car on Wednesday when he was going to attend
his relative`s wedding.
"He thought it as a crude cracker thrown by a mischievous
child and hence did not report this matter to police.
A day later, he got an extortion call followed by
SMSes demanding Rs5 crore," Romil Baaniya, Additional Deputy Commissioner
of Police, said.
The caller also texted that he can cause more damage to
the complainant and his family, he said.
After intensive searches, police found that the mobile
number from which the SMSes were sent belonged to Gyanender
who used to supply DVD`s on rent in Pitampura and the victim
was his regular customer.
"In this process he came to know that this family is into
business and are financially well off and therefore he planned
to extort money from them. He procured potassium sulphide and
prepared two crude bombs," he said.
On Wednesday evening, Gyanender blasted the crude bomb by
throwing it at the back of the bumper of Jain`s car.
"Gyanender executed this criminal act after the recent
incident of attack on the vehicle of Israeli embassy so as to
capitalise on the terror factor," Baaniya said.