Mumbai Crime: Trio poses as RTI activists and extorts lakhs from owner of Jogeshwari building

Updated: Jan 22, 2018, 20:43 IST | Anurag Kamble

Amboli Police have arrested three men for posing as RTI activists and trying to extort lakhs from the owner of a Jogeshwari building

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Amboli Police have arrested three men for posing as RTI activists and trying to extort lakhs from the owner of a Jogeshwari building. According to police sources, the trio was caught red-handed.

EE Heig­hts builder Dilawar Malkani, 45, said, "We had procured the necessary approvals from the BMC to build banquet halls in the building. Recently, a stranger called up saying the halls have been made illegally and in order to avoid arrest, I should pay him Rs 50,000. I told the man to go ahead and complain to the BMC."

On January 18, Malkani got a call from a building resident who said three people, claimi­ng to be RTI activists, had arrived on the society premises. "When I approached the trio, they demanded R1 lakh saying they had evidence to prove the halls were made illegally. They were frauds, so, I aler­ted the cops and the trio was arrested."

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