Nagpur: A gang of six unauthorised money-lenders, including three members of a family, blackmailed and extorted Rs 35 lakh from a man fraudulently. Hudkeshwar police have booked the accused and are investigating the matter. No arrest has been made in the case.
The complainant, Sagar Sudhakar Khanorkar (38), resident of Plot No. 10, Gurudeo Nagar, Hudkeshwar Road, had taken Rs 8 lakh on credit with 7 percent interest per month from the unauthorised money-lenders Roshan Shrikrishna Telrandhe (40), resident of Plot No. 44, MHADA Colony, Narendra Nagar, and Sudhir Rambhau Gindhewar (51) of Narendra Nagar in 2017. In exchange, the complainant Sagar Khanorkar had given six signed blank cheques, four Rs 500 signed stamp papers and two additional stamp papers as security towards the Rs 8 lakh loan. On June 18, 2018, Sagar deposited the entire loan amount of Rs 8 lakh in the account of another accused Sachin Shrikrishna Telrandhe through RTGS. However, the accused money-lenders Roshan Shrikrishna Telrandhe, Sachin Shrikrishna Telrandhe (42), Nilesh Shrikrishna Telrandhe (45), Sudhir Rambhau Gindhewar (51), Vivek Ramesh Shankhdarwar (38), all residents of Plot 44, MHADA Colony, Narendra Nagar, and Mangesh alias Nilesh Upasrao Rudrakar (42), Narendra Nagar, all unauthorised money-lenders, misused the signed blank stamp papers by writing objectionable messages as if written by the complainant and blackmailed him. With this blackmailing tactics, all the accused abused and threatened Sagar and extorted Rs 35 lakh from him forcibly from time to time.
Hudkeshwar API Kadam, based on complaint of Sagar Khanorkar, booked the six accused under Sections 384, 387, 452, 420, 467, 468, 471, 504, 506 of the IPC read with Sections 39, 45 of Maharashtra Money-Lending (Regulation) Act. Further probe is underway. No arrest has been made in the case so far.