Jamshedpur: Bistupur police today arrested one Ashfaque Khan, a resident of Dhatkidih, for allegedly issuing threats to kidnap the son of one Arif and demanding Rs 1 lakh as extortion money.
SP (city) Karthik S said the accused was held on the basis of the telephone records furnished by Arif who lodged a complaint with the police soon after receiving the threat calls. Arif told cops he had received around 20 calls on 9th September last.
The accused had threatened to abduct Arif’s son on his way to school or tuition and asked the victim to cough up Rs 50,000, cops said.
Cops seized the mobile phone used by Khan to issue threats to Arif. They said the SIM card was destroyed by the accused before being arrested.