Thane: On advocate's complaint, woman held for extortion

A woman was arrested in Thane city for allegedly extorting Rs 50,000 from an advocate with whom she previously had a relationship, police said on Sunday.

The woman would threaten the lawyer that she would file a rape case against him and demanded money for not doing so, a Thane Nagar police station official said.

"The victim had reportedly given Rs 4 lakh to the woman and after their relationship soured, he was demanding the amount back. The accused refused to return the money and would threaten to file a rape case against him. She also took Rs 50,000 from the victim by issuing such threats," he said.

She has been held for extortion, cheating and other offences, he added.

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