Bihar man tries Dawood-style extortion in Delhi, fails

June 16th, 2009 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Taking a cue from TV footage on India’s most-wanted gangsters Dawood Ibrahim and Chhota Rajan, a 32-year-old man tried to extort Rs.5 million from a city businessman but has landed behind bars, Delhi police said here Tuesday.
Aslam Firoz, a resident of Champaran in Bihar, was arrested Monday from Badarpur in south Delhi on the complaint of a factory owner from whom he had demanded Rs.5 million as ‘protection money’ in the name of Chhota Rajan.

“Last year, Firoz had returned from Saudi Arabia after staying there for nine years. He came to Delhi to find a job. He saw a footage of Dawood and his associate Chhota Rajan on TV and decided to adopt their modus operandi of extortion to earn easy money. He called up a businessman and demanded Rs.5 million,” said a police officer.

Police said three mobile phones, seven SIM cards and currency notes of Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh and Japan were recovered from him.

–Ind-Asian News Service


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