On advocate's complaint, Thane woman held for extortion

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Thane, Jan 10 (PTI) A woman was arrested in Thane city for allegedly extorting Rs 50,000 from an advocate with whom she previously had a relationship, police said on Sunday.

The woman would threaten the lawyer that she would file a rape case against him and demanded money for not doing so, a Thane Nagar police station official said.

'The victim had reportedly given Rs 4 lakh to the woman and after their relationship soured, he was demanding the amount back. The accused refused to return the money and would threaten to file a rape case against him. She also took Rs 50,000 from the victim by issuing such threats,' he said.

She has been held for extortion, cheating and other offences, he added. PTI COR BNM BNM