Two held for making extortion calls

April 28th, 2011 - 2:07 am ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Two people were arrested for making extortion calls to a city-based silver trader demanding Rs.1 crore, police said Wednesday.

The arrested men have been identified as Rakesh, 24, and Mohammad Yasin, 28.

“The complainant was receiving threatening calls since March 25. The extortionists were posing themselves as gangsters and said that if money is not paid they will kill his family members. He was receiving calls from different numbers,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police I.B. Rani.

The arrests were made Tuesday from Seelampur area when Rakesh came to meet Yasin.

Five mobile phones and 17 SIM cards were recovered from the accused, the officer said.

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