Calcutta  /  Published 06.10.20

Extortion bid posing as minister’s relative

A man whose surname is “Biswas” tried to extort a woman on the phone by promising her a government job and introducing himself as minister Aroop Biswas’s relative sometime last week....
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 04.10.20

Director complains of fraud on children

Filmmaker Raj Chakraborty has lodged a police complaint alleging that two men and a woman had tried to extort money from guardians of a few children posing as employees of his production house. The t...
By Our Special Correspondent in Kasba

Jharkhand  /  Published 22.09.20

STATE DIGEST: Blast at DVC plant, 2 seriously injured

Simaria police in Chatra arrested an opium smuggler on Monday. The police had launched a vehicle check drive after a tip-off on the Bagra-Jabra road. Three people on two bikes tried to evade the poli...
By Our Bureau in

India  /  Published 14.09.20

Shot dead after bribe finger at SP

A stone-crushing plant owner has been shot dead after purportedly uploading a video accusing an IPS officer of extortion and death threats, prompting his family to demand the cop’s arrest and an...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

Calcutta  /  Published 31.08.20

Arrested for Vishwakarma Puja ‘extortion’

A man, who claimed to be part of a truck and tempo association in Posta, has been arrested on the charge of extorting a truck driver. Arijit Singh forced the driver to pay Rs 200 as subscription for ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 13.08.20

Murder probe leads cops to SIM card racket

The investigation into the abduction and killing of a nine-year-old has led police in Malda to bust a racket involved in collecting mobile SIM cards against forged documents. Three persons, who are s...
By Soumya De Sarkar in Malda

Calcutta  /  Published 09.08.20

Extortion: cuffs on volunteer

A 22-year-old youth who worked as a civic volunteer in the Calcutta police has been arrested for allegedly trying to extort money posing as a guard of a deputy commissioner in the city police. Police...
By Our Special Correspondent in Jodhpur Park

West Bengal  /  Published 12.07.20

TMC ‘link’ to extortion in Murshidabad

Over 300 truck owners and operators from Murshidabad and Birbhum on Saturday thrashed goons allegedly affiliated to the Trinamul, stoning their SUV and torching three of their motorcycles on NH12 cutt...
By Alamgir Hossain in Sagardighi

Jharkhand  /  Published 30.06.20

STATE DIGEST: State's oldest couple to test Covid positive

A couple, aged 85 and 80, in Koderma was found Covid-19 positive on Tuesday, becoming the oldest husband and wife in the state to get infected by the coronavirus. Their nephew, a chemist without a tr...
By Our Bureau in

Jharkhand  /  Published 28.06.20

Four Garhwa cops suspended for extortion

Four cops —an assistant sub-inspector and three constables— were suspended by SP Khotre Srikant Suresh Rao for allegedly stopping vehicles and extorting money from them in Garhwa.The incident that...
By N.N. Dubey in Garhwa


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