Blackmailing: Three held for demanding Re 1 crore from nursing home management

Blackmailing: Three held for demanding Re 1 crore from nursing home management
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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)