6 booked for extortion by jail inmates

6 booked for extortion by jail inmates

Police have booked cases against eight persons in connection with the Rs 15 lakh extortion by jail inmates.

Informing the same to reporters here on Wednesday, City Police Commissioner T R Suresh said that cases have been booked against Mithun Poojary, Tilakraj, Shivraj, Raju, Nikil (all 5 are in prison in connection with various criminal cases), Charan, Anup Kumar and Manoj Kulal.

When the accused learnt that three persons who were in prison - Sijo K Jose, Sunil and Jerry Paul - were staffers of IOB Bank Kulai branch and they were arrested on charges of illegally transferring Rs 55 crore belonging to KRIDL to other accounts, the accused, with help from outsiders, allegedly extorted Rs 15 lakh from the trio.

The trio was in prison between December 15 and January 15. Besides Rs 15 lakh, the accused also allegedly forcibly transferred the documents of a Nissan Terrano SUV belonging to Sunil in the name of Anup Kumar.

Of the Rs 15 lakh extorted amount, a sum of Rs 2 lakh was transferred through the bank in the account of Charan, which was withdrawn on the same day and the same was used to buy gold, release gold (against loan), informed the police commissioner.
Further investigations are on, added the commissioner.

Manager clarifies

In a written statement, Sirin, the manager of IOB Kulai branch, refuted the charges made by the police that a complaint was filed by Sirin's father and said that his father (T K Madhusudhan) has not filed any complaint against any person in any police station.

He said that except for the three days when he was in Mangaluru prison, he had been in Parappana Agrahara prison.

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