Goa Shiv Sena chief, deputy booked for extortion

August 11th, 2010 - 2:10 am ICT by IANS  

Panaji, Aug 11 (IANS) The Shiv Sena’s Goa unit chief and vice chief were booked for trying to extort money from a casino operator Tuesday night, police said.
Officials said that both Shiv Sena Goa president Upendra Gaonkar and his deputy Umesh Salgaonkar had been booked for trying to extort Rs.15 lakh from the management of Hotel Majestic at Porvorim, five kilometres from here.

“Salgaokar has been arrested. We are still looking for Gaonkar,” a police official said, adding that the duo were extorting money to fund their party’s municipal election campaign.

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