A former police informer is apparently arrested for extorting his female friend. Marathalli police arrested him for allegedly blackmailing an IT professional and his woman friend, who had checked into a hotel room that he was keeping an eye on.
Former police informer Mahendra Kumar, who worked with the Adugodi police for about four years, keeping an eye on the lodges and hotel rooms in Marathalli and Whitefield, allegedly barged into a hotel room that the software professional had checked into with his female friend.
Mahendra forcefully took him and his woman friend to a nearby ATM and demanded a sum of Rs 50,000, but the techie could give him only Rs 20,000 as that was all he had.
The former informer didn’t stop here he started giving extortion calls from different numbers to the lady. Annoyed with the calls the lady finally approached the Marathalli police to lodge a complaint on June 9. “It had become difficult to trace him as he was making calls from different mobile numbers belonging to tea vendors, push-cart pullers, and others. But based on the CCTV footage and tip-offs received, we arrested him on June 18,” said Mr. Sadiq Pasha, inspector, Marathalli.
Mahendra Kumar has involved in around 27 cases of extortion, robbery, and mugging.