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Shahjahanpur News: Vegetable vendor asked ex-minister’s daughter-in-law for 10 lakh extortion to pay off debt, arrested



Shah Jahanpur: Police arrested the accused for allegedly demanding extortion of Rs 10 lakh by calling the daughter-in-law of the late Ramamurthy Singh Verma, who was a government minister in Uttar Pradesh. A police officer gave this information on Sunday. According to the police, the accused works as a vegetable vendor and as he was in debt he demanded extortion and threatened to kill his family if he did not pay the money.

Superintendent of Police (SP) S Anand said on Sunday that accused Dinesh Verma called 10 boxes (Rs 10 lakh) on July 21 from Archana Verma, daughter-in-law of late former minister Rammurti Singh Verma living under Sadar Bazar police station. Had asked for extortion. He recounted that he also threatened to kill the whole family if the money was not returned, whose FIR was lodged at Sadar Bazar police station.

Superintendent of Police said Dinesh Verma was arrested in Garhmukteshwar as he was preparing to come to Shahjahanpur to collect extortion money. After questioning the accused, Anand said that he was residing in Jalalabad police station area of ​​Shahjahanpur district and was selling vegetables in Delhi, during which time he had a lot indebted. He had therefore demanded extortion from Archana Verma.

He said that the defendant asked one of his accomplices for a cell phone and secretly took out his SIM card and put it in his phone, after which he called to ask for money. The officer said the accused made a phone call posing as a notorious criminal Neeraj Bawana but after his arrest it was discovered that his name was Dinesh Verma. Police arrested defendant Verma after completing court proceedings after recovering the cellphone from his possession and sent him to jail on Sunday and the case is being investigated.