Palghar: 3 booked for posing as cops, extorting Rs 4 lakh from trader

  • | Monday | 4th March, 2019

"They took Rs 4.10 lakh from the trader who later approached the police. Efforts are on to nab the three persons," a Boisar police station official said. A case of extortion was registered on Sunday. PALGHAR: Three persons have been booked for allegedly posing as policemen and extorting Rs 4.10 lakh from a trader in Maharashtra 's Palghar district, an official said on Monday.A trader from Katkarpada in Boisar had complained that three persons, posing as undercover policemen, had come to his shop stating he had violated some laws and demanded money to ensure he is not held for the offence, the official said.Between February 25 and March 2 this year, the three accused harassed the trader and threatened to get him arrested under section 328 (causing hurt by means of poison, etc with intent to commit an offence) of the Indian Penal Code if he did not pay Rs 5 lakh, the official informed.

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