Navi Mumbai: Fake Journalist Extorts ₹10,000 From Businessman In Vashi

Navi Mumbai: Fake Journalist Extorts ₹10,000 From Businessman In Vashi

The accused was identified as Eknath Shivram Adsul and the police have launched a manhunt for him. Adsul allegedly extorted ₹10,000 from Amol Hanumant Nikam, a local businessman who had rented a bungalow in Sector-28, Vashi for his business operations.

Amit SrivastavaUpdated: Tuesday, September 05, 2023, 12:12 PM IST
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Vashi police have registered a case of extortion against a 47-year-old man for allegedly extorting money from a businessman by impersonating a journalist. | Representational Image

Vashi police have registered a case of extortion against a 47-year-old man for allegedly extorting money from a businessman by impersonating a journalist. Police believe that the accused was a fake journalist.

The accused was identified as Eknath Shivram Adsul and the police have launched a manhunt for him. Adsul allegedly extorted ₹10,000 from Amol Hanumant Nikam, a local businessman who had rented a bungalow in Sector-28, Vashi for his business operations.

Accused published news article against victim

According to police, the accused published a news article against the victim and tried to extort money. He also insisted on a monthly payment of ₹5000.

Initially, Nikam paid him ₹10,000 to the accused's account through Google Pay on August 24. However, the accused kept harassing him. Finally, Nikam approached the police and registered a complaint against Adsul.

The Vashi police registered a case of extortion against the accused Adsul, and launched a search operation. During the investigation, it has come to light that the accused is also facing a separate case of fraud, registered at the Kherwadi police station in Mumbai.

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