Gurgaon police arrest a man for extortion of 1cr ‘Inspired’ from Big Boss OTT 2 winner Elvish Yadav



The Gurgaon police have arrested a man for extortion of 1cr, getting inspired by Big Boss OTT 2 winner Elvish Yadav. The ACP in the crime department, Varun Dahiya, informed that a resident of Wazirabad complained in the sector-53 police station. Dahiya said that the resident came back to India from London with his friend, who happened to work as his manager.

The resident claimed to have received a lot of messages demanding a lot of money on WhatsApp. It was reported that the accused initially demanded 40 lakh rupees from the resident. Later on, the accused reportedly increased the amount to 1cr and threatened to take the violence route in case of not paying the amount. Under sections 384 and 387, the police registered a case against the accused.

The Indian penal code addresses the punishment for extortion under section 384 and putting a person in fear of death or of grievous hurt, to commit extortion under section 387. The police arrested the accused, who worked as an agent in the Regional Transport Office in Vadnagar. The police revealed the name of the accused as Saqeer Makrani, who is 25 years old.

‘The accused was impressed by Yadav and his lifestyle’ – ACP Dahiya

Police mentioned the case after finding the accused. “The accused was impressed by Elvish Yadav and his lifestyle. He had been harbouring the dream of being a millionaire from childhood. He thought that this was an easy way to earn. We will take action against the accused and avoid such incidents in the future. We will question him further to understand the modus operandi and motive behind the crime,” said Dahiya.

After arresting the accused, police enquired Makrani. During the initial investigation, the accused revealed that he was inspired by the lifestyle of the Big Boss OTT 2 winner Elvish Yadav. Makrani claimed that a video from Yadav’s YouTube channel inspired him to plan the extortion. The accused reportedly purchased a fake SIM for INR 1400 and used it to send threatening messages on WhatsApp. The police seized the fake SIM card of the accused following the investigation.

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