The Crime Branch Unit of Pune Police on Friday arrested 6 people for demanding extortion in the name of Deputy CM Ajit Pawar. They are accused of demanding Rs 20 lakh from a builder. It is being told that the accused had made a fake call through an app to demand extortion from the builder. All the accused were produced in Shivajinagar court on Friday morning, from where the court has sent them to 10-day police custody.
Lime of 20 lakhs was imposed on such builder
The accused had downloaded the ‘Fake Call App’ from the Google Play Store. Through this app, he called the builder using the mobile number of Deputy CM Ajit Pawar. He called himself PA Chowgley of the Deputy CM and put a demand of 20 lakh rupees, threatening to put a stop to a project. The builder also fell in his trap and went to the designated place and gave 20 lakh cash to the accused. The accused had also threatened the builder to back down in a land dispute. Due to this the builder got suspicious and the matter reached the police station.
Many people suspected to be involved in this game
After the arrest, the police have recovered Rs 18 lakh from the accused. It is believed that the accused have spent Rs. The police suspect that the accused have also extorted money from some more people through the app. A case has been registered against all the accused under sections 66 (c) and (d) of IPC384, 386, 506 and 34 IT Act at Bandhgarden police station, Pune.
These 6 accused have been arrested by the police
The arrested accused have been identified as Navnath Bhausaheb Chormale, Saurabh Narayan Kakade, Sunil alias Bala Gautam Waghmare, Kiran Rambhau Kakade, Akash Sharad Nikhalje and Chaitanya Rajendra Waghmare.
What is Fake Call App?
This is how you can find out about fake calls
Pune Police Cyber Expert and DCP Sambhaji Kadam said that usually such numbers ‘True Caller’ and ‘Google Dialer’ are seen as spam call or fake call. By looking at it easily we can find out whether the number is real or fake. Apart from this, even if you are talking, you can guess it from the talk of the person in front.