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Mahesh Manjrekar Gets Extortion Call Demanding Rs 35 Crore, Accused Arrested

A man claiming to be a member of Abu Salem's gang made extortion calls to Mahesh on August 23 demanding for 35 crores...

2020-08-28T07:05:00Z
Mahesh Manjrekar

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.

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