Two held for threatening businessman, demanding Rs. 30L ransom
Two men have been arrested for allegedly threatening a businessman and demanding a ransom of Rs. 30 lakh from him in outer Delhi's Narela area, police said on Thursday. Vikas Swami (22) and Harsh (18), both residents of Narela, were impressed by gangsters Neeraj Bawana and Tillu Tajpuriya. The duo planned to extort money from the businessman in their name, police said.
Two teams were constituted to nab the accused
The businessman, also a resident of Narela, lodged a complaint after he was threatened with dire consequences if he failed to pay Rs. 30 lakh, officials said, adding that calls were made from international numbers. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Outer North) Rajiv Ranjan Singh said two teams were constituted to nab the accused. Using technical surveillance and secret information, Swami and Harsh were arrested.
Accused were impressed by gangsters Neeraj Bawana and Tillu Tajpuriya
When interrogated, the duo admitted that they had demanded Rs. 30 lakh from the businessman using two mobile phones, which were also recovered from their possession, the DCP said. The accused disclosed that they were impressed by Bawana and Tajpuriya. To make easy money, they planned to call the businessman in Bawana's name.
Swami worked at the shop adjacent to the businessman's
"Swami was working as munshi at Narela Mandi and from there he came to know about the income and status of the businessman. He worked at the adjacent shop of the one owned by the businessman," the officer said. They used their mobile phones and Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) apps to call the businessman via virtual international numbers and demand money, he said.