New Delhi: According to a report in the Times of India, two individuals were arrested by the police for threatening and demanding Rs 100 crore as protection money from a senior BCCI official.
The Indian board's functionary had been receiving emails and threat calls for the last few weeks from individuals claiming to be part of Dawood Ibrahim's gang.
The two suspects, identified as Fateh and Shaikh, were nabbed by the police from Nellore in Andhra Pradesh.
"Repeated calls were made to the BCCI functionary by the suspects at odd hours," said an official. While a team was rushed to Andhra Pradesh, the functionary's security was increased here," an officer was quoted as saying by TOI report.
"Fateh and Shaikh happen to know each other and were part of the calls. They used different SIM cards to make calls on different days to the senior cricket administrator. They claimed that he will have to face serious consequences if their demands are not met," the officer further added.
The duo is currently being interrogated by Delhi police's special cell with regards to their connections with the D-Company
Fateh and Shaikh are believed to be small-time businessmen from Nellore.