Maharashtra: Thane court issues non-bailable arrest warrant against 'journalist' in extortion case
Maharashtra: Thane court issues non-bailable arrest warrant against 'journalist' in extortion case

Mumbai: A court in the Thane district of Maharashtra's capital Mumbai has issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against a man. He claims to be a journalist for allegedly blackmailing a senior officer and extorting money from him. The case is said to be from the Thane area of Mumbai. The police officer here said, "Police have named Binu Ninan Varghese from Thane and two others as accused in the case.''

In view of the case, first judicial magistrate PG Inamdar issued a warrant last Wednesday and ordered Kapurbawdi police station, Thane city that the accused Binu Ninan Varghese was charged with 384, 385, 34 of the IPC. At the same time, the court has directed to arrest the accused and produce him before the court. In the case, police said that based on the complaint lodged by the victim, the accused Binu Ninan Varghese had described himself as a journalist. The accused is accused of blackmailing the aggrieved municipal officer and collecting Rs 3 lakh from him.

Police have now registered a complaint in the case. The police official says the Sections of the IPC imposed in the case related to extortion and alleged allegations by several people. On the other hand, based on a complaint made by Thane Deputy Municipal Commissioner Vishwanath Kelkar, Kapurbawdi police had registered a case while Binu Ninan Varghese and two others including a woman have been accused of allegedly blackmailing the municipal officer and recovering Rs 3 lakh from him.

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