Liquor contractor alleges extortion by policemen in Chandigarh

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A case was registered on Sunday against unidentified persons after a liquor contractor alleged that a few Chandigarh police personnel were extorting money from him and submitted CCTV footage of the ‘extortionists’ to the police.

The liquor contractor (name withheld) in his complaint alleged that Chandigarh police personnel had been extorting money from him for the past few months.

As it was not verified whether the men in the CCTV footage were police personnel, a case against unknown persons was registered.

The liquor contractor has also sent the footage to senior police officials, sources have said.

Commenting on the matter, a senior police officer privy to the matter said the liquor contractor ran six liquor shops in the city and had alleged that he was paying Rs 96,000 a month in extortion money.

Sources, however, who wished to remain anonymous, said that the men seen

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Don Ravi Pujari indicted for extortion call to Kasaragod-based contractor- The New Indian Express

By Express News Service

KASARGOD:  The Kerala Crime Branch has indicted mobster and extortionist Ravi Pujari — who is in a Bengaluru jail now — for trying to extort money from a Kasaragod-based contractor and opening fire at his house at Bevinja.

Contractor M T Muhammed Kunhi had got extortion calls allegedly from Pujari and his henchman Manish Shetty in 2008 and 2012, and gunshots were fired at his house on both occasions.

Pujari, a native of Dakshina Kannada, has been indicted in the case of the 2008 shooting.

Kunhi, who refused to pay up, said he got a paper with the name of Ravi Pujari on his verandah soon after the 2008 shooting.

Crime Branch inspector C A Abdul Raheem, who investigated the case, submitted the chargesheet at the Kasaragod court on Friday. Crime Branch inspector Rahim is likely to go to Bengaluru to record his arrest.

Eight persons

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