Police constable,former reporter, RTI activist booked in extortion case

Pune: Seven people including suspended police constable, former reporter and RTI activist have been booked for ‘attempting to extort’ builder, while three from them has been arrested by the police.
According to the police, “Based on the complaint, an offence of extortion, criminal intimidation and criminal conspiracy has been registered against the people.
Seven persons, including a suspended police constable and a former reporter, were booked for allegedly trying to extort Rs 2 crore and property from a builder by threatening to file a criminal case against him. Three of the seven suspects were arrested by police on Tuesday evening.
An FIR in the case was registered, based on the complaint, police have booked a Right to Information (RTI) activist Ravindra Barhate, suspended police constable Shailesh Jagtap, former reporter Devendra Jain.
A police officer said the five suspects colluded to extort Rs 2 crore and a property by threatening to file a case against the complainant.

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