A Mumbai crime department crew probing the angadia (conventional couriers) extortion case has arrested assistant gross sales tax commissioner Ashutosh Mishra, brother-in-law of suspended IPS officer Saurabh Tripathi, from Basti in Uttar Pradesh, a police official stated on Wednesday.
During the investigation, the Crime Intelligence Unit (CIU) discovered that Mishra had obtained the cash allegedly extorted by DCP Tripathi, who’s posted in Mumbai, he stated.
The CIU crew apprehend Mishra, an Assistant Commissioner of Sales Tax, from Basti Tuesday, the official stated.
Mishra was produced earlier than a courtroom in Basti which granted his transit remand to the Mumbai Police, he stated.
Angadias are conventional couriers who ship money despatched by merchants from one state to a different. Angadia system is by and huge used within the jewelry enterprise.
A criticism filed final December by the Angadia Association in south Mumbai had alleged that Tripathi demanded Rs 10 lakh monthly from them as a bribe to permit them to run their enterprise easily.
The criticism had initially named three policemen of the Lokmanya Tilak Marg police station. The officers- inspector Om Wangate, API Nitin Kadam and PSI Samadhan Jamdade, and a home assist of Tripathi, have been arrested within the case.
The Maharashtra authorities suspended Tripathi, who’s a wished accused within the extortion case, final month. He is but to be arrested.
As per the criticism lodged by angadias, the accused officers had allegedly extorted cash from them on a number of events in December by threatening to tip off the Income Tax division about their money actions and enterprise actions.
The angadia affiliation additionally claimed that the arrested officers had detained a number of angadias on a number of events final December and allegedly extorted over Rs 15-20 lakh from them by threatening to e-book them in a case or tip the Income Tax division about their unlawful actions.
The angadias’ criticism was probed by Additional Commissioner (South Region) Dilip Sawant on instructions of the then metropolis police commissioner Hemant Nagrale. PTI DC NSK NSK NSK