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‘RTI activist’ arrested for extortion in Bandra

A 32-year-old “RTI activist” was arrested for allegedly trying to extort ₹3 lakh from a real estate developer in Bandra, the police said on Tuesday. The Nirmal Nagar police on Sunday nabbed Sandesh Kadam, while a manhunt has been launched for another activist Mahendra Pawar, an official said.

The accused had demanded ₹3 lakh from Kunal Sarmalkar in exchange of not lodging a complaint against his ongoing project at Amrutnagar in Bandra (East). The duo frequently lodged queries and complaints at the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, he said.

Mr. Sarmalkar had filed a police complaint on December 27 stating that the accused had been harassing him since October and he had already paid them ₹50,000.

Mr. Kadam was arrested under Sections 384 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code.

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