Mumbai Crime: Trio poses as RTI activists and extorts lakhs from owner of Jogeshwari building
Amboli Police have arrested three men for posing as RTI activists and trying to extort lakhs from the owner of a Jogeshwari building
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, IâÂÂÂÂalerted the cops and the trio was arrested."
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