Man held for extortion
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Police on Sunday arrested one person for extorting money from four persons after promising them they would get insurance policies and loans.
Police said that Rajesh Kumar, a resident of Bilaspur area of Himachal Pradesh (HP), was arrested after a trap was laid by the personnel of the Sector 5 police station. The accused was called by one of the complainants, Muthaya of the Sector 21 area of Panchkula, to the town park at Sector 5 after he had informed the police. When Muthaya started a conversation with the accused and he admitted having taken the money but failed to provide the insurance policy, the police personnel who were keeping a watch on them swooped into action and arrested him. A case was registered against Kumar under Sections 420 and 406 of the Indian Penal Code, police officials said.
According to police, during questioning of the accused, it came to light that he had duped many people and was giving false promises of getting them the insurance policies and helping them get a loan to extort money from the people. Police officials said that the accused has confessed that he extorted money from four people after promising them that they will get the insurance policy on payment.
Police said that they have found that the accused had duped four persons of Rs 75,000. Police officials said that he had been enticing people by falsely claiming that he was an insurance agent and had contacts in banks to get people loans. Further investigation in the case is on.
Police said that it has come to their knowledge that the accused was involved in extortions for the last 8-9 months in the city. "We are trying to find out that whether the accused had duped any more people, besides the four persons whose cases have come to our notice," said a police official of the Sector 5 police station.
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