Actor-director Mahesh Manjrekar received messages and ransom calls demanding for Rs 35 Crore. He filed a compliant at the Dadar Police station, post which the officials looked into the matter.
Reportedly, a man claiming to be a member of Abu Salem's gang made extortion calls to Mahesh on August 23 demanding for 35 crores. He filed a complaint and now the accused has been arrested.
Speaking to Etimes, Police Inspector, Arvind Pawar (from Anti-Extortion Cell) said " we have arrested a 34-year-old man from Khed, Ratnagiri for threatening Bollywood actor Mahesh Manjrekar through message and calls. During the investigation, we found that accused runs a tea shop in Khed. Due to lockdown, he was going through tough time and to earn good money he made a plan to extort money from the complainant".
The accused has been arrested under section 385 (Putting person in fear of injury in order to commit extortion) and 387 (Putting person in fear of death or of grievous hurt, in order to commit extortion) of the Indian penal code.