Noida: Businessman receives ransom call of Rs 95 crore

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Posted: Oct 23, 2018

In a case of blackmailing, a Noida-based businessman dealing in handicraft has alleged that he has been getting ransom calls for USD 13 crore (around Rs 95 crores). However, police are yet to register an FIR on the case.

The victim who has been identified as Tafmir Ahmad lives in Sector 17. He has complained that caller was blackmailing him over a relationship with meat exporter Moin Akhtar Qureshi.

The victim has been running his handicraft business in Delhi-NCR from the past 40 years, said the police.

According to advocate Sumit Kumar the businessman received first call on Sunday at around 9.30 am from a person who identified himself as Pandey. “Pandey claimed that he will tell the police about the link between Qureshi and the businessman. He also threatened the businessman to arrange 13 crore USD immediately otherwise he will tell the police.”

However, said the advocate, the businessman has no link with any criminal activity with any one. Ahmad ignored the first call but on Monday at around 12 pm he again received a call from the same person. “This time the person on the phone said that he knows that the businessman has no link but if he did not give the extortion money, then he will circulate a fake link with the Qureshi.

“We have given the complaint to Sector 20 police station,” Kumar said.

“Ahmad was also threatened by the blackmailer that he has links with senior police officers and politicians, so don’t make a police complaint. He enquired about his children also,” read the complaint.

Meanwhile, Circle Officer 1 Avnish Kumar said that they have received the complaint from the victim and soon police will register the FIR. “No one is allowed to give this type of threatening calls and soon we will arrest the culprit.”

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