Three associates of gangster Shakil arrested on charges of extortion in Cuttack

Cuttack: Threatening and trying to extort money from a business man proved costly for three criminals in Cuttack. The Commissionerate of Police in Cuttack have arrested three dreaded criminals and gang members of gangster Shakil.

According to the police, a businessman based in Cuttack was harassed by criminals after they demanded an extortion of Rs 2 lakh. He had purchased a land in Kesharpur area last year. However, the businessman from Badambadi area did not bow down to the pressure rather took help of police and lodged a complaint in connection with the incident.

Based on his complaint, Badambadi Police on Monday arrested three associates of dreaded criminal Shakil. They have been identified as Wasim Khan, Rajesh and Mohammad Sahajan.

Cuttack Deputy Commissioner of Police, Prateek Singh today informed that the complainant, who runs a hotel, had purchased a plot of land at Kesharpur area in December 2019. When the construction work started, the complainant received a phone call and the caller identifying himself as Shakil threatened him to pay Rs 2 lakh or else he would not be allowed to move ahead with the construction work of the house.

The complainant immediately disconnected the call. Later, three persons- Wasim, Rajesh and Sahajahan came to the spot and threatened the complainant and made him to speak to Shakil again over phone, Singh informed.

“Based on the complainant’s FIR, we have arrested the three accused and they confessed to have committed the crime on the directions of Shakil,” Singh added.

Senior officials informed that the three associates of Shakil were arrested by a team of Badambadi Police Station and the special squad. Four mobile phones, Rs 10,000 cash, an ATM debit card have been recovered from their possession.

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