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Out on bail, contractor arrested for extortion

The Panvel City police have arrested a civil contractor, who recently secured bail citing the risk of contracting COVID-19, for threatening to kill a building material supplier if he did not hand over his construction contracts.

Police inspector Shatrughn Mali said Rajesh Kaikadi alias Raja (40) threatened the complainant on several occasions, but on October 4, he pointed a gun at him. “The same day a complaint was filed. We suspect that the accused has threatened many others in a similar way,” Mr. Mali said.

On October 7, a team of 12 personnel reached Mr. Kaikadi’s house in Karanjade at 2 a.m., but he refused to open the door. The police then broke open the door and found him waiting to attack them with a rod.

The police said the accused tried to inflict injuries on his body by banging his head against a window pane when he realised he

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