The police arrested a gang of six persons, including a woman, for masquerading as ACB officials and trying to extort Rs. 4 lakhs from a government employee.
The Punjagutta police today arrested a gang of six persons, including a woman, for masquerading as ACB officials and trying to extort Rs. 4 lakhs from a Junior Assistant in the RTA Central Zone.
The accused were identified as Mohammed Aleem Saber, 47, informer in Crime Today, of New Mallepally; Syed Osman Ali, 44, second hand auto dealer; Lubna Fatima alias Shilpa alias Preethi, 35, executive director of "Parivartan" Women's Educational Welfare & Charitable Society, of Attapur; Syed Khaja Moinuddin Zaki, 39, of Chanchalguda; Atmakur Vijay, 34, of Shaikpet; and Syed Sameer Mehdi, 24, of Chanchalguda.
According to the West Zone DCP, on June 30, K Renuka, Junior Assistant in RTA, Central Zone, complained that three persons, including a lady, came to her office and threatened her that they had a video in which she was seen accepting bribes, and demanded Rs 4 lakhs saying that they would post the video on social network sites if she failed to comply.
The imposters also forcibly took her to a hotel at Lakdi Ka Pul and took her signatures on non-judicial stamp papers to the effect that she had taken Rs 4 lakhs from them towards the medical expenses of her mother and would return the same on July 2.
On receiving her complaint, the police registered a case and took up investigation. In course of that, the police also found that the accused had visited a school at Uppal and extorted Rs 30,000 by threatening the school correspondent that they would post a video in the social media stating that the school did not have government recognization.
On July 1 when the accused came to the RTA office they were nabbed by the police. The police also seized a Maruti Omni, two non-judicial stamp papers, six mobile phones and more from them.