ASI's son among three held for abduction, extortion of trader

An assistant sub-inspector’s son and his two friends were arrested for abducting and extorting money from a Telangana-based businessman.

The suspects are Deepak (28), a resident of Kengeri and the ASI’s son; Praveen Gowda (36) of Madavara and Punith (31) of Srirampuram.

Deepak was a school dropout and is unemployed. He knew the structure and the functioning style of the police department as his father was a policeman. He planned to rob rich persons evading taxes by posing as a Central Crime Branch (CCB) policeman, said the police. He was tipped off that Shivaram, a native of Telangana, has Turkish Lira in his possession. Deepak contacted Shivaram and expressed willingness to buy the currency. He fixed the meeting at a hotel in Malleswaram on February 6.

When Shivaram came to the hotel to exchange the currency, the suspects took him to a desolate place claiming that they are CCB police. They alleged that Shivaram was possessing the Lira illegally and demanded Rs 8 lakh to hush up the matter.

Based on their instructions, Shivaram contacted his son and got Rs 60,000 transferred to Deepak’s account. They kept him in their custody and released him on February 9, 2017. They warned of dire consequences if he alerted the police.

Upon returning home, Shivaram sent a mail to the Bengaluru police with the  suspects’ mobile phone numbers and the details of bank transactions. The CCB police established Deepak’s involvement and arrested him and two others.

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