The Special Operations Squad (SOS-I), Crime Branch has arrested a criminal wanted for extortion in Bihar. The arrested person is:Mritunjay Kumar Pandey @Chanki Pandey age-21 yrs R/o Bettiah, Bihar.
He was involved in an extortion case registered vide FIR No. 522/19 dated 16.7.19 u/s 147/149/506/387/34 IPC PS Town Bettiah. The accused had been trying to extort money from a person running a leading Coaching Institute in Bettiah, Bihar. The phone that had been used to make the extortion calls has been recovered from the accused.
One complainant, who runs a leading Coaching Institute in Betiah, Bihar received extortion calls on 15.7.19 and 16.9.19. The caller demanded Rs. 1.5 lakhs as protection money. Some persons followed him to the Coaching Institute also and threatened him. During investigation of the case, the Bihar Police found that the mobile phone location of the caller was in the Delhi NCR region. The Bihar Police sought assistance from Crime Branch.