Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Law student held for extortion bid

TNN 29 July 2009, 01:18am IST

PUNE: A law student was arrested on charges of ragging a commerce student of a city-based college on Tuesday. The police have identified the suspect as Neeraj Dubey (20) of Shukrawar Peth.

Joint commissioner of police (law and order) Rajendra Sonawane said Dubey is a second year law student. He had allegedly asked a man to threaten the student on his cell phone by saying that he had received blood money (supari) of Rs 5,000 for beating him.

Dubey had assured the student that he would settle the matter and demanded Rs 2,000 from him. He started harassing and teasing the student for not paying the amount since February 2009.

Sonawane said the minor student sought the help of a political activist and called Dubey on FC road for collecting the amount. When Dubey arrived, the activist and others caught him and handed him over to the police.

The student has registered a complaint of extortion against Dubey at the Deccan Gymkhana police station under the Indian Penal Code and Maharashtra Ragging Act.

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