Published On : Tue, May 14th, 2024

Fraudster Renuka Tiwari booked for extorting Rs 1.10 lakh from woman in Nagpur

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Nagpur: A 30-year-old fraudster, Renuka Tiwari, was booked for extortion by Ganeshpeth police in Nagpur for misleading the wife of an accused, who was in custody for an offence in the first week of May. Renuka posed as an NGO official, and the wife of a friend of the accused, to decamp with cash Rs1.10 lakh from the accused’s wife on May 5 on the pretext of settling the matter with the police.

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Wife of the accused was threatened by Renuka, saying that the police were planning to arrest her too, and take tough action. Renuka had set a trap for the victim by saying that if Rs1.10 lakh was given to the police through her, then the accused would be set free by the cops by 6 pm.

After taking the money, Renuka stepped into the Ganeshpeth Police Station and returned shortly. She assured the victim that her husband would be allowed to return home soon. When the accused did not return home as promised, the accused’s wife tried to call and contact Renuka but her cell phone was switched off.

The accused’s wife soon realised she had been duped and filed a complaint with police.

Notably, in October, 2022, the accused Renuka Tiwari and her husband Amit (35) were arrested by Sitabuldi police for allegedly extorting Rs 15 lakh from a woman after making her write on a stamp paper that she had committed a murder.

The Tiwari couple, residents of Sitabuldi area of Nagpur, were booked for extortion and fraud after a 35-year-old woman approached Jaripatka Police Station with a complaint.

According to police, the woman had borrowed Rs 1 lakh from a relative which she lost in online gambling. After her relative began to harass for repayment, she approached Renuka for help.

On the pretext of arranging a loan from a money lender, the accused allegedly made the woman write on a stamp paper “I have committed a murder”, and then extorted a total of Rs 15 lakh by blackmailing her in the last one year.