Nagpur: Daksh Agarwal is currently in the custody of the city police in connection with an extortion demand of about one crore rupees from a coal businessman. In a previous case, he almost tricked a governor by asking his colleague to make a fake call posing as a heavyweight Union minister.
Daksh Agarwal even wanted the Governor to appoint any name suggested by him as the Vice-Chancellor of the University. And also Daksh Agarwal, a medical college dropout, had posed as the Officer on Special Duty to the Coal Minister, who is currently out of India, much to the chagrin of the businessman in the latest case. And also an FIR was registered against Daksh Agarwal and others on the date of 24th January.
It is also learned that Daksh Agarwal had duped a Telangana MP in the past. And at the same time he used to buy SIM cards with VIP numbers. He also made sure that the caller’s name did not flash on the receiver’s cell phone but instead appeared as a ‘private number’.
Nagpur police also picked up Daksh Agarwal from a theater in Bengaluru where he was watching the movie ‘Pathan’ with his girlfriend. And also apart from Agarwal, the police have also arrested journalist Piyush Purohit for harassing a coal baron for extortion.
Accused had published defamatory articles about the coal washing business
Apart from Purohit and Agarwal, the police have also registered a case against both Sanjay Baghel and Sanjit Baghel, who used to operate a blogging site and a news portal.
CP Amitesh Kumar has also said about this that the harassed businessman was getting calls from the number of America from the SIM bought by Agarwal. Police is also probing other details. “We have rounded up a few people for questioning.” They said.
The copy of the FIR also available with TOI also states that the racketeers were preparing to get the first installment of around Rs 10 lakh as extortion from the coal baron.
It is also learned that the racketeers also tried hard to blackmail the businessman and his nephew by threatening to publish more defamatory news about them. And also the accused had published defamatory articles about the coal washing business of the complainant in the month of October and November last year.
Even after this, the businessman has also approached the civil court against the first three accused. And at the same time the court has also completely restrained him from publishing anything against him.