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Extortion Racket
Opinion  /  Published 29.04.22

Costly promise

Decades ago, when we were vastly entertained by “The Way of the World”, William Congreve’s Restoration drama satirizing London society, little did I realize that the ways of the worl...
By Sudipta Bhattacharjee

Jharkhand  /  Published 08.03.22

Bokaro police nabs extortioners

Bokaro police on Tuesday arrested four history-sheeters engaged in extortion demand and levy collection from traders, industrialists, and other persons as part of an extortion racket. The police also...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

Calcutta  /  Published 09.07.21

Former Calcutta cop in ‘fake job racket’

A former Calcutta police constable was among four persons arrested on Wednesday for allegedly promising six youths jobs as home guard against a payment of Rs 35 lakh. One of the four accused, Masud R...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 21.11.20

7 held for extortion using porn

Revealing details of their modus operandi, the Superintendent of Police Karthik S said the accused had registered themselves as sex service providers on sites such as Oklute and Skokka. Once somebody ...
By Vishvendu Jaipuriar in Hazaribagh

West Bengal  /  Published 10.11.20

3 held over WhatsApp scam in Rajasthan

The Jangipur police in Murshidabad district have arrested three members of a gang allegedly involved in a WhatsApp racket from Rajasthan’s Bharatpur late last week. A local businessman and a ba...
By Alamgir Hossain in Jangipur

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West Bengal  /  Published 14.08.20

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 10.08.20

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

Jharkhand  /  Published 01.07.20

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

India  /  Published 23.10.18

Dirty tricks, under Mr Clean’s nose

Section 384, Indian Penal Code: Punishment for extortionSection 388: Extortion by threat of accusation of an offence punishable with death or imprisonment for lifeSection 389: Threatening a person wit...
By Imran Ahmed Siddiqui in New Delhi

Jharkhand  /  Published 06.06.20

Police busts major crime syndicate

In what has proven to be a major breakthrough, police busted a gang of inter-state criminals on Saturday. Three men were apprehended and four fire-arms, along with ammunition, seized from the adjoinin...
By Kumud Jenamani in Jamshedpur


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