India  /  Published 15.09.20

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 01.09.20

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 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

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 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

Jharkhand  /  Published 29.06.20

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

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

India  /  Published 22.10.18

Extortion bid on Paytm founder

Three Paytm employees, including a woman, were arrested on Monday for allegedly trying to extort Rs 20 crore from the e-wallet giant’s founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma. The trio had threatened to leak ...
By PTI in Noida

West Bengal  /  Published 22.06.19

Realtor extort slur on TMC MP, councillor

A Calcutta realtor has alleged that a Trinamul Rajya Sabha member and a party councillor extorted “lakhs of rupees as cuts” from him since 2012, the claims coming amid a clamour across Bengal for ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta


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