Extortion call to Minister: Five sent to judicial custody

Extortion call to Minister: Five sent to judicial custody
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One-liner: A Delhi court on Monday remanded in judicial custody for two weeks the five people arrested in connection with an extortion call made to Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Ajay Kumar Mishra.

Custody till Jan 9: The Duty Magistrate sent the accused to judicial custody till Jan 9 after the Delhi Police produced them before him on expiry of their three-day custodial interrogation granted earlier.

  • The police moved an application seeking judicial custody for the accused for two weeks, saying they were not required for further interrogation
  • The court also allowed the police plea seeking voice samples of two accused -- Amit Kumar Manjhi and Nishant Singh Rana -- under the law

Bottom line: The minister has been in the news recently after his son was arrested in connection with the Lakhimpur Kheri violence of Oct 3, in which eight people, including four farmers and a journalist, were killed. 

Source: PTI

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