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Ara : A man from Aurangabad District allegedly demandded a ‘Rangdari’ (extortion amount) of Rs 50 lakh from former MLA from Tarari assembly constituency in Bhojpur District Narendra Kumar Pandey alias Sunil Pandey with a threat of dire consequences on January 12, 2021, evening.

The call had come on Sunil Pandey’s personal number but the former MLA has not lodged with complaint with  police so far and said that he would take legal action later on. Sunil Pandey had won from Tarari assembly constituency four times. He had contested assembly election unsuccessfully in 2020 Bihar Assembly elections too as independent candidate.

Sunil Pandey said that his PA received a call on his personal number in the afternoon on January 12, 2021. The caller said that he was Mantu Pandey of Kaspa in Aurangabad District and asked the PA to give the mobile phone to Sunil Pandey. When the PA queried, he demanded Rs 50 lakh with a threat of dire consequences if he failed to yield to his demand within 72 hours. The PA rebuked the caller and cancelled the call.

After some time, he once again called. This time, Sunil Pandey himself received the call. The caller repeated the same demand. Sunil Pandey replied that he was people’s representative and lived among the people. He asked the caller to do whatever he wants. Bhojpur SP Har Kishore Rai said that action would certainly be taken if an FIR is lodged with police in this connection.