Goa Shiv Sena chief booked for extortion

Goa Police has booked state Shiv Sena chief Upendra Gaonkar along with party`s vice president Umesh Salgaoncar for allegedly trying to extort money from a casino management.

Last Updated: Aug 11, 2010, 11:26 AM IST

Panaji: Goa Police has booked state Shiv
Sena chief Upendra Gaonkar along with party`s vice president
Umesh Salgaoncar for allegedly trying to extort money from a
casino management.

While Salgaoncar was arrested Tuesday night, search is on
to track Gaonkar, police said Wednesday.

The complaint was lodged at Porvorim police station,
5 kms away from here, by Hotel Majestic, which runs a casino.

Police alleged that Gaonkar contacted the hotel
management demanding Rs 50 lakh and later scaled down the sum
to Rs 50,000.

Shiv Sena in the past has publicly opposed casinos in
the state.

PTI