The others arrested were identified as Sounda Rajan, Charan Singh, Desraj, Dharmender Singh and Dipesh Kumar.
The modus operandi used by Sukla seems straight out of recently released Bollywood film. He and his team would pose as CBI officers and ‘raid’ a shop in the market. Then they would demand money from the trader, to allow him to go scot-free, police said.
Police said Sukla and three of his men had gone to Kalpesh Barot’s clothes shop in the market.
“Sukla showed his fake CBI identity card and started to check Barot’s books. Barot got suspicious when Sukla, who first demanded Rs 2 lakh, agreed to settle on Rs 20,000,” DCP (North) Sindhu Pillai said.
“After Barot got suspicious, he raised the alarm. Other shopkeepers gathered and caught all four and handed them to police,” Pillai said.
The other two accused were arrested later. We are looking for Bhogender, who prepared the fake identity card,” a police officer said.
Police have recovered two toy wireless sets, four fake CBI identity cards and three cars.
(Reporter is a student of EXIMS, New Delhi)