A sub-inspector of Nagpur police in Maharashtra has been booked for allegedly extorting Rs 27 lakh from a city-based builder, an official said on Wednesday.
The official said the PSI posted at Kalamna police station had threatened the 61-year-old builder to return Rs 1.80 crore he had allegedly taken from a man for purchasing cryptocurrency. The PSI, who was investigating that case, threatened the builder to register a case under the Maharashtra Protection of Interest of Depositors (MPID) Act.
Fed up with threats, the builder returned Rs 85 lakh to the other man but the accused police sub-inspector pocketed Rs 27 lakh, as per the FIR lodged by the builder.
A case was registered against the PSI on extortion and other charges under the Indian Penal Code, the official said. No arrest is made yet.
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