Two held for demanding Rs 40 lakh as extortion from timber merchantPTI | Ghaziabad | Updated: 24-02-2021 00:10 IST | Created: 24-02-2021 00:10 IST
Two men were arrested for allegedly demanding Rs 40 lakh as extortion from a timber smuggler in the Lon Kotwali area here, police said.
The mobile number, through which the call was made, was put on surveillance. It was revealed during investigation that the accused had procured the sim card from Lakhimpur Kheri district of Uttar Pradesh on a fake ID, Superintendent of Police (Rural) Iraj Raja said.
Three persons -- Diwakar, Avneesh and Haroon -- were arrested on February 14 for selling the sim card on fake the ID, he added.
One country-made pistol and two live cartridges were seized from their possession, he said.
During interrogation, Pawan told police that he was employed as a driver in a shop near Gupta’s store, the SP said.
The two were sent to jail, police said.
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