Published On : Fri, Jan 17th, 2014

Santosh Ambekar and five others booked for extorting Rs 65 lakhs

Santosh Ambekar

Santosh Ambekar

Nagpur News : Ambazari police has booked six people including notorious Santosh Ambekar for allegedly threatening a builder of armed weapon and extorting Rs 65 lakhs.

Besides Ambekar, police has booked notorious criminal Sanjay Fatode, Gautam Bhatkar, Poonam Wasnik, Yuvraj Mathankar and Aakash Borkar.

The police complainant was filed by Jitendra Chavhan, 38, Adivasi Society, Shastri Layout, Khamla. He claimed that Rahul Wasnik bought plot no 71, of Ambazari Layout. Since Wasnik bought the plot, Fatode, Bhatkar and Wasnik would threaten Wasnik of dire
consequences to pay extortion amount to Poonam. The trio had threatened him for six months from February 22, 2013, onwards.

Later, on December 14, Ambekar called Wasnik at his Itwari office and threatened him of pistol. At arms point, he forced him to sign cheque of Rs 65 lakhs in the name of Poonam Wasnik.

Police has booked all six for extortion charges, threatening and arms act.