A young man who allegedly posing as terrorist to extort Rs.2 crore from a neighbour has been arrested by the Delhi Police Crime Branch. The accused had exploded a low-intensity crude bomb near the victim's residence to intimidate him.
The police received a complaint from an auto-parts supplier alleging that in the early hours of August 13 an incendiary device had exploded near his house. The businessman received threat calls and letters from a person claiming to be member of a terror outfit. He threatened to eliminate the victim's family members if he did not cough up Rs.2 crore.
Based on the complaint, the police registered a case and zeroed in on Parvesh Kumar, 22, the victim's neighbour. He was arrested on Tuesday.
During interrogation, Parvesh purportedly disclosed that he earlier had cordial relations with the businessman. The victim's financial status improved with the passage of time, but Parvesh's remained the same. The businessman had loaned some money to his family and recently asked for repayment. This irked Parvesh and he allegedly decided to extort money from him.
The accused configured a crude bomb using inflammable materials used in crackers, planted it on the fuel tank of a mini-truck owned by the businessman and set it afire, which caused a minor blast. Posing as terrorist, he then allegedly threatened the victim for protection money. The accused worked as supervisor in a construction company.