Thursday, 27 January, 2022

Topic: extortion

Horse, Persian cats, gifts worth Rs 10 cr: How ‘conman’ got Jacqueline Fernandez in ED trouble

Actor has been tagged by ED as a witness & possible “beneficiary” of a Rs 200-crore money laundering racket, allegedly run by Sukesh Chandrasekhar, who has a long criminal history.

From extortion to corruption, these are the cases against Mumbai’s ex-top cop Param Bir Singh

Singh is facing at least 5 charges of extortion and corruption in the state. Earlier this year, he had made allegations of corruption against former State Home Minister Anil Deshmukh.

Don’t want to show evidence in Deshmukh case, untraceable Param Bir Singh tells judicial panel

Former Mumbai commissioner's lawyer tells Chandiwal Commission he doesn’t want any cross-examination either. Panel is probing his ‘extortion’ claims against ex-state home minister Anil Deshmukh.

Target on Stripchat, get sex videos: How Ghaziabad couple ‘extorted’ Rs 20 cr in over a year

New Delhi: A couple in Ghaziabad has been accused by the police of honey trapping and extorting crores from businessmen and senior working executives...

How Rajasthan man ran ‘sextortion’ racket, fleeced Rs 30 lakh from 300-plus victims

Hakmuddin from Bharatpur has been arrested by Delhi Police Cyber Cell. He, along with 3 cousins, targeted victims through Facebook and WhatsApp.

Centre’s order to expand BSF’s jurisdiction in border states strains fragile federal set-up

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Kolkata’s ‘Special 16’ — how realty agent & Republic reporter ‘posed as CBI’, conned businessmen

The arrest of a journalist covering CBI last week blew the cover of a suspected abduction-extortion racket that saw around a dozen businessmen kidnapped.

Police Medal winner Delhi ASI arrested in ‘Rs 2 crore extortion’ case, suspended

The accused has been identified as Rajbir Singh. Four others accused in the case were arrested earlier.

UP law student, who accused Chinmayanand of rape, placed under arrest in extortion case

The law student’s arrest comes just a day ahead of her interim bail plea hearing. Her lawyer says she was ‘dragged out of her house’.

Law student who accused Chinmayanand of rape questioned by SIT in extortion case

UP Police’s SIT suspects law student was part of conspiracy to extort Rs 5 crore from Chinmayanand, the former BJP MP and Union minister.

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The Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate in New Delhi

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The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

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