Extortionist, who posed as underworld don, arrested

The caller had even threatened to harm him and his family members, if the demanded money was not paid, they added.

"He would access the personal information filled by customers in forms, and then call and use that information to make them think he knew their personal details", police said.

Summary: A supervisor at an upmarket chocolate store scanned feedback forms filled by customers to identify potential victims and phoned or texted them with extortion demands posing as an underworld don, a senior Delhi police officer said, according to news agency Press Trust of India.

An extortionist who posed as an underworld don and demanded crores from businessmen in the city and other parts of the country has been arrested here, police said on Tuesday.

Police teams of Delhi, Mumbai, Haryana and Chhattisgarh worked jointly and conducted a study of the modus operandi of the accused and it was revealed that he was based in Rewa, Madhya Pradesh from where he was making the extortion calls, the police said. Police followed the complaint made by the businessman and contacted Pranay asking him to collect the money that he had demanded.

A team was constituted and raids were carried out in Rewa and nearby areas. When the accused turned up at the decided place and picked up the parcel, he was nabbed by the Crime Branch on the intervening night of September 10 and 11.

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