Gujarat: HC acquits former gangster Fazlu in 18-year-old extortion case

  • | Friday | 7th December, 2018

A sessions court on Wednesday acquitted five persons, including former gangster Fazl-ur-Rehman, from an alleged extortion and firing case of 2000. AdvertisingRehman, who had said he was calling from Dubai, had demanded Rs 25 lakh as protection money from Patel, the police said. The defence lawyers argued that prosecution had failed to establish that Rehman had called from Dubai and sought protection money as had been alleged. Sessions Judge N P Saiyed pronounced the order acquitting all the accused — Rehman, Rejendrakumar Anadkat alias Raju Sharma, Ramesh R Prajapati, Rohit R Patel and Amrut H Patel. AdvertisingThe city police had booked Rehman and four others for firing at the office of a businessman in order to extort Rs 25 lakh.

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