nA Gurugram based businessman was allegedly threatened with dire consequences by a criminal identified as Krishna Rampuria, who is serving a 'life sentence' for murder in Bhondsi jail.
The victim had received an extortion call from the convict, asking him to pay Rs 50,000. The police have arrested the accomplice of the jailed criminal in connection with the matter.
The victim, Manoj Bansal had filed a case of extortion against the suspect. The victim told the police that he has a shop in Heli Mandi market at Pataudi.
On 15 October, when he was at the shop, two young men came to him and told him to buy a plot on Pataudi Road. But the victim refused.
"Again On October 16 at around 12 noon, a white car stopped in front of the shop. Three youths got down from the car, came to the shop and threatened me to handover Rs 50,000 as Krishna Rampuria, who is in jail, requires this amount for his expenses," the victim stated in his complaint.
"When the shopkeeper refused to give the money, the culprits made him talk to Krishna Rampuria on his phone. Krishna threatened the victim and said his daughter will be in danger if he refused to pay and disconnected the phone," a police official said.
The victim also alleged that on Wednesday night at 10:37 and 10:39he got a WhatsApp call on his mobile which he could not pick up.
On Thursday, the businessman complained to the police on which a case was registered.