Man held for extorting Rs 5 lakh by posing as Crime Branch cop

·1-min read

Thane, May 14 (PTI) A man was arrested for allegedly posing as a Crime Branch officer and extorting Rs 5 lakh from a person, Thane police said on Friday.

Tushar Shilvant (36), a resident of Bhiwandi, had come to the office of the victim in a car which had a police board in front and then demanded Rs 5 lakh for not taking action against the latter, a Manpada police station official said.

'He had posed as a Vashi Crime Branch Unit officer and took Rs 5 lakh from the victim claiming he had been named by a woman in a case, though no such case existed. After the victim approached us, we zeroed in on Shilvant and arrested him on Thursday,' he added. PTI COR BNM BNM

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting