Pune City Police have arrested two individuals for allegedly demanding extortion cash of Rs 30 lakh from a businessman after claiming to have gained 30,000 factors on a web based betting utility, utilizing his login ID and password.
Police have recognized the 2 accused as Amol Ramakant Ekbote (29) and Saurabh Pandurang Mane (25), each residents of Baner. Police mentioned the duo are IT professionals working with a personal firm.
Police mentioned the businessman acquired launched to the 2 accused and their three aides throughout a celebration. The 5 males allegedly acquired particulars, just like the login ID and password of a betting utility, utilized by the businessman.
According to police, Ekbote claimed that he had gained 30,000 factors by taking part in betting video games on this utility utilizing the businessman’s login ID and password. Ekbote then allegedly demanded Rs 30 lakh from the businessman for successful these factors. But the businessman refused to present him any cash.
So, the accused and his aides allegedly forcibly took the businessman to a resort in Khed Shivapur space in a automotive. They allegedly snatched his cellular phone and from his WhatsApp account, forwarded a photograph of the businessman’s PAN card and a message that he pays Rs 3 to 4 lakh per week on Ekbote’s WhatsApp quantity.
On April 5, the accused allegedly demanded the primary installment of Rs 3 lakh. But the businessman filed a criticism with the Pune City Police. Police laid a entice and nabbed Ekbote and Mane whereas they have been accepting Rs 3 lakh from the businessman. They have launched a seek for the remaining three accused.