Hyderabad: The Saidabad police on Monday arrested a three-member gang on charges of blackmailing and demanding Rs 1 crore from a nursing home by posing as reporters and officials from the Medical Department.
The accused were identified as R. Sandeep Kumar; D. Anil, a compounder and G. Balakishan alias Balu, a lab technician, both working in the same nursing home at Singareni Colony in the city.
Police said the trio, posing as scribes from a vernacular news channel and as officials of the District Medical and Health Office, called Sri Gayathri nursing home’s director Dr Rachna Singh Thakur and her husband Dr Kiran Kumar, stating there were irregularities in their nursing home and demanded Rs 1 crore for not telecasting a report on the same.
Responding to a complaint, the police arrested the trio on Monday and seized thei cell phones and pen drives from them. (NSS)