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Kabir Singh inspired me, says Delhi man who conned women into extortion by posing as orthopaedic surgeon
Entertainment

Kabir Singh inspired me, says Delhi man who conned women into extortion by posing as orthopaedic surgeon

Kumar told the police that the whole idea of identifying himself as a doctor came after he watched the movie Kabir Singh

Protection for accused, jail for victim has become new normal, says Congress’ Kapil Sibal in veiled jibe at BJP over Chinmayanand rape case
Politics

Protection for accused, jail for victim has become new normal, says Congress’ Kapil Sibal in veiled jibe at BJP over Chinmayanand rape case

In a veiled jibe at the BJP-led Uttar Pradesh government over the rape case against Swami Chinmayanand, senior Congress leader and lawyer Kapil Sibal on Friday said that 'protection for accused while the victim is being turned into the accused' has become the new normal

Truck driver shot dead in Uttar Pradesh's Hamirpur for paying Rs 20 less as extortion fee to security guards
India

Truck driver shot dead in Uttar Pradesh's Hamirpur for paying Rs 20 less as extortion fee to security guards

A truck driver was shot dead by security guards of a sand mine in Uttar Pradesh's Hamirpur district for allegedly paying Rs 30 instead of Rs 50. Station house officer, Sisolar, Rakesh Kumar Pandey, said the incident took place around 4 am. The body of the deceased has been sent for post-mortem and investigation in the case is underway, SHO said.

CBI books former Samajwadi Party MP Ateeq Ahmad for extortion, staged abduction of Lucknow-based businessman
India

CBI books former Samajwadi Party MP Ateeq Ahmad for extortion, staged abduction of Lucknow-based businessman

The CBI has booked former MP Ateeq Ahmad and others for allegedly orchestrating the abduction of a Lucknow-based businessman from Deoria Jail to extort money and take over his business

CBDT offers three months' salary and allowance to 12 senior I-T officers compulsorily retired from service
India

CBDT offers three months' salary and allowance to 12 senior I-T officers compulsorily retired from service

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) order accessed by Firstpost shows that all 12 officers have been relieved of their duties with immediate effect and the government has offered them three months salary and allowances

Twelve senior I-T officers, including joint commisioner Ashok Agarwal, compulsorily retired over charges of corruption, misconduct
India

Twelve senior I-T officers, including joint commisioner Ashok Agarwal, compulsorily retired over charges of corruption, misconduct

The government has dismissed from service 12 senior I-T officers, including joint commissioner Ashok Aggarwal, on charges of corruption and professional misconduct

Unauthorised surcharging, high MDR charges impeding online payment system, says study
Business

Unauthorised surcharging, high MDR charges impeding online payment system, says study

The study done by Ashish Das, a professor of statistics, highlighted that unauthorised surcharging has also burdened the payment system users with huge additional costs.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos accuses National Enquirer owner of blackmail and extortion
News & Analysis

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos accuses National Enquirer owner of blackmail and extortion

Bezos was allegedly being blackmailed with the threat to publish “intimate photos” with his girlfriend.

Thane Police arrests 'RTI activist' for attempting to extort 20 lakh from local doctor and threatening to shut hospital
India

Thane Police arrests 'RTI activist' for attempting to extort 20 lakh from local doctor and threatening to shut hospital

After Singh allegedly demanded Rs 20 lakh from him, the doctor approached the Thane police Anti-Extortion Cell, which laid a trap and arrested Singh Tuesday.

Indian national attempts to extort Rs 2.6 crore from Standard Chartered Bank in Singapore; faces jail and caning
World

Indian national attempts to extort Rs 2.6 crore from Standard Chartered Bank in Singapore; faces jail and caning

A 35-year-old Indian national, who tried to extort half-a-million Singapore dollars from Standard Chartered Bank in Singapore, was charged in court.

SC dismisses Upendra Rai's plea against ED official Rajeshwar Singh, asks him to file new petition challenging 2G case proceedings
India

SC dismisses Upendra Rai's plea against ED official Rajeshwar Singh, asks him to file new petition challenging 2G case proceedings

Upendra Rai was arrested by the CBI on 3 May for allegedly indulging in dubious financial transactions, getting an airport access pass made by the BCAS by furnishing false information, alleged extortion, and manipulation of an Income Tax Department case against a Mumbai-bound businessman.

Congress Dhanbad district president, his two bodyguards arrested in Jharkhand on extortion charge
India

Congress Dhanbad district president, his two bodyguards arrested in Jharkhand on extortion charge

Superintendent of Police Piyush Pandey told reporters that the arrest followed complaints that Sinha with the help of his two bodyguards allegedly thrashed the five youths who had gone to his restaurant and damaged their car as well after holding them captive.

Jhansi: Encounter target releases audio clip, claims police warned him beforehand, asked him to strike deal with BJP leaders
India

Jhansi: Encounter target releases audio clip, claims police warned him beforehand, asked him to strike deal with BJP leaders

A Jhansi police officer has allegedly been recorded discussing a planned encounter with the target and advising him to make a deal with the BJP leaders.

Vinod Verma arrested for extortion: Accused journalist gets bail after CBI fails to file charges within time
India

Vinod Verma arrested for extortion: Accused journalist gets bail after CBI fails to file charges within time

A court gave bail to Vinod Verma, arrested on charges of extortion after allegedly circulating a sleaze CD purportedly featuring a Chhattisgarh minister.

Extortion case filed against Dawood Ibrahim gang members; complainant says she got threats from Pakistan
India

Extortion case filed against Dawood Ibrahim gang members; complainant says she got threats from Pakistan

An activist has filed a case of extortion against unidentified members of the Dawood Ibrahim gang at Mumbai's suburban Khar police station, a senior official said on Wednesday

Vinod Verma arrested for extortion: Ex-BBC journalist remanded to police custody till 31 October
India

Vinod Verma arrested for extortion: Ex-BBC journalist remanded to police custody till 31 October

A local court on Sunday remanded journalist Vinod Verma, who was arrested from Ghaziabad by the Chhattisgarh Police in connection with an alleged case of blackmailing and extortion, in police custody till 31 October.

Ex-BBC journalist Vinod Verma sent on remand, will now be presented before Chattisgarh court
India

Ex-BBC journalist Vinod Verma sent on remand, will now be presented before Chattisgarh court

Ex-BBC journalist Vinod Verma has been sent on transit remand after being arrested on charges of extortion and blackmailing. Verma will now be produced before a Chattisgarh court by the police

Chhota Rajan aide DK Rao held in extortion case; remanded to police custody till 18 October
India

Chhota Rajan aide DK Rao held in extortion case; remanded to police custody till 18 October

Gangster Chhota Rajan's trusted aide DK Rao was arrested for allegedly demanding Rs 50 lakh in extortion from a Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA) project consultant in Dharavi area of Central Mumbai, the police said on Thursday.

Dawood Ibrahim's brother Iqbal Kaskar arrest brings focus to  politician-underworld nexus as NCP neta comes under scanner
India

Dawood Ibrahim's brother Iqbal Kaskar arrest brings focus to politician-underworld nexus as NCP neta comes under scanner

The arrest of Iqbal Kaskar on Tuesday seems to have uncovered an alleged underworld-politician nexus in the Thane region of Maharashtra.

Probing Dawood Ibrahim's involvement in Iqbal Kaskar extortion racket, says Thane Crime Branch
India

Probing Dawood Ibrahim's involvement in Iqbal Kaskar extortion racket, says Thane Crime Branch

The Thane Crime Branch on Tuesday Commissioner of Police Paramveer Singh on Tuesday said that they were investigating underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's involvement in the extortion racket operating in Maharashtra led by his brother, Iqbal Kaskar.