Nagpur: Swinging into action on a complaint of extortion, the Ambazari cops on Tuesday cracked the case and nabbed two persons in this connection within 24 hours, however the mastermind of the case could not be arrested, and he is at large. The trio allegedly blackmailed a woman officer for money between May 2 and 13th.
Police have nabbed accused Krishna Wasudev Ingole (22), a resident of Bharatwada, Kalamna and Jay Agresar (40), a resident of CA road and put them behind the bars. The main accused Sandeep Vasant Deshpande, a resident of Zenda Square, Mahal, is absconding.
Complainant Dr Sarika Ramkrushna Kadu (40), originally a resident of Swami Samarth Apartments, Rathi Nagar, Amravati, currently residing at Utkarsha Anuradha Apartments, Plot No 1, Sadar works as officer with Land Records department. On May 2, Sarika received a WhatsApp call from Sandeep claiming himself as an officer-bearer of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS). He told Sarika that he has proofs in form of video clips according to which her office is involved in several irregularities. He further demanded a sum of Rs 3 lakh for not making the video clips public through social media.
Terrified of the extortion call, Sarika agreed to pay the amount to the accused. However, she managed to pay only Rs 70,000 to Sandeep. Following which, Sandeep and his accomplices Krishna and Jay started harassing Sarika and further issued her life threats.
Left with no option, Sarika approached Ambazari police and narrated her ordeal and filed a complaint on Monday. She received another extortion call on Tuesday; it was again Sandeep asking for the rest 2.3 lakh. Sandeep asked Sarika to bring money near Ravi Nagar bus-stop where he’s accomplice will collect it. Subsequently, Sarika alerted the Ambazari cops, who laid a trap near Ravi Nagar bus-stop. Cops asked Sarika to carry an envelope with three notes of Rs 2000 along with piece of papers.
As soon as the goon sent by Sandeep approached Sarika, cops nabbed him. During the investigation he revealed that his name was Krishna and he doesn’t even know the woman. He just received her picture on WhatsApp from Sandeep with message, get money from her. As soon as Krishna spelled the beans, cops arrested Jay. The two were produced before the court and remanded to three days’ police custody. However, Sandeep is at large, and cops have launched a manhunt to nab him.