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17 Aug 2018

Man booked in extortion case climbs water tank, threatens self-immolation

Jaipur: Man climbs atop water tank

High drama was witnessed in Bassi town in Jaipur where a man climbed atop an overhead water tank with a bottle of petrol and threatened to set himself on fire if an extortion case lodged against him was not withdrawn.

A case of extortion was lodged a few days ago against Mukesh Meena (40).

He claimed that he was not guilty in the case.

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Jaipur: Man climbs atop water tank

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It took nearly three hours to bring him down

Mukesh climbed on the tank and threatened to self-immolate, SHO, Bassi police station Virendra Singh said.

"We tried to pacify him but he was not ready to come down. His attention was diverted and a rescue team managed to reach him and bring him down. It took nearly three hours," Singh said, adding, that the man was arrested under Section 151 of the CrPC.

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