The complainant, Mani, 40, who operates a taxi service and also rents luxury cars for weddings in Ludhiana, went to the police station on Wednesday to file a complaint. He said he had been receiving extortion calls since July 25.
Posing as members of the Deepak Mundi gang, an unknown miscreant threatened a local businessman over the phone and demanded ₹5 lakh extortion. The man alleged that when he went to the PAU police station to file a complaint, officers instead of taking action asked him not to answer calls and block numbers.
The complainant, Mani, 40, who operates a taxi service and also rents luxury cars for weddings, went to the police station on Wednesday to file a complaint. He said he had been receiving extortion calls since July 25.
“The caller uses different numbers, including foreign ones, to make calls. He claimed to be a member of the Deepak Mundi gang (Deepak Mundi was arrested in connection with the murder of Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala) and told me asked to transfer ₹5 lakh in his bank account,” Mani said.
“The caller said he hid somewhere to avoid the police and needed money to escape. He also threatened to kill me or kidnap my children,” he added.
Police Commissioner Kautubh Sharma said police would take action and arrest the accused soon. He also said he would take action against officials for delaying action on the complaint.
Ludhiana police had also broken up a gang that threatened people to extort money.
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