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Six arrested for extortion from Delhi businessman


New Delhi : Six men have been arrested for attempting to extort Rs.5 crore from a Delhi-based businessman, police said Sunday.

“Vinay Jain, 42, with his cousin Sanjay Jain, 40, had hired Sanjay, 31, Naveen, 21, Ramkesh 20, and Vikash Sharma, 39, to settle scores with his estranged financier-cum-partner Mukesh Aggarwal,” said a police officer.

Mukesh Aggarwal, who stays in east Delhi’s Ram Vihar, received an extortion call March 9 demanding Rs.5 crore. The caller threatened to kill him if he failed to pay up within three days.

Police said the caller told Aggarwal that he had received orders from ‘bhai’ to kill him if the payment was not made.

“Raids were conducted and Ramkesh was nabbed from northwest Delhi’s Narela,” said the police officer.

Acting on information provided by Ramkesh, Naveen, a property dealer, Vikas and his relative Sanjay were arrested from Haryana.

Their interrogation revealed the names of Sanjay Jain and Vinay Jain, the masterminds of the crime.

According to police, Vinay had a business dispute with his partner Aggarwal.

Vinay told Sanjay Jain about the dispute. Sanjay Jain then hired another Sanjay for Rs.30,000 and hatched the conspiracy, the officer said.