B N Singh Papan
Saharsa: In a sensational development, a criminal demanded Rs 20 lakh cash as ransom from Kosi range DIG Chandrika Prasad Rai on June 24, 2016, on his cellphone. The caller also demanded half of the amount which DIG Rai would get after his retirement. The call was made from mobile number 8826757488.
“Are you SP Chandriak Rai speaking ? I know you are going to retire soon and you have a lot of money. I have your address and know your entire family. So, give me Rs 2o lakh now and later half of the amount you get after your retirement otherwise you will be blown off,” warned the caller who identified himself as Azam Khan from UP. The caller abused Rai when he asked how could he get his mobile number. DIG Rai lodged a written complaint with SP, Sahara, in this regard on June 26. A case was lodged at Sadar police station in this connection on Monday.
The caller had initially identified himself as Gandhiji, son of Brahmdev, who wears black spec. But, when DIG Rai asked why had he called up, the caller abused him and said he was Azam Khan and demanded Rs 20 lakh immediately and half of the amount he would get after retirement later.
The DIG got the CDR of the caller’s mobile number through the incharge of Technical Cell but he could get the details till June 23 only. But, it was found that the mobile number was in the name of one Shesh Narayan, A- 86, Sector 9, Vijaynagar, Ghaziabad, UP. An earlier number was also found with location in Delhi. When DIG Rai called up on the number of the criminal, the person who picked up the call identified himself as Omkar Yadav,owner of Modern Construction Company, and said Shesh Narain was his Project Manager who he knows for the last five years.
DIG Rai has said that the very fact that the caller also dropped the name of his father indicates someone known to him was behind it. He said that some people including Rajesh Kumar and his relation Akhilesh Rai were trying to capture his Radha Krishna Colony residence under Beur police station, Patna, for quite sometime. Some incidents of loot and burglary had also taken place at his Patna house, DIG Rai said adding the Beur police was yet to crack any of these incidents.