Task Force sleuths on Tuesday apprehended a person for threatening a business and trying to extort money by using underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's name.
According to Task Force officials, the extortionist has been identified as one 29-year-old Moolchand Bhati, a resident of Old Bowenpally.
Moolchand allegedly threatened a businessman, Devkaran Jangid, to pay him Rs. 5 lakh as 'mamool', and said that he was connected to the dreaded underworld don Dawood Ibrahim. He further threatened Jangid that he would kidnap and kill one of his children if the amount was not paid by Tuesday.
Moolchand took to this step as he had suffered losses in his business and wanted to augment his meagre income. He got the idea of using Dawood's name by watching the depiction of extortion activities of the D-Company boss on television.
Moolchand came to know of Jangid's family and financial background through his friend employed by the businessman.
Acting on his plan, Moolchand obtained new SIM card connections with the help of fabricated identity and residential proofs, and started threatening the businessman.
Jangid complained to the police, who immediately referred the case to Task Force sleuths.
A team was formed, and it laid a trap for Moolchand based on the various clues provided by Jangid.
The special team nabbed the accused and seized a computer in which he prepared fake identity proofs such as ration cards etc., a dialogue letter prepared by the accused, a paper containing cell numbers of the complainant, and the cell phone and SIM cards used in the offence.
Criminal cases under various sections have been registered against Moolchand.