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Sena MLA Sarnaik booked for extortion threat to BJP leader

Pratap Sarnaik

Pratap SarnaikThane: Shiv Sena MLA Pratap Sarnaik has been booked for allegedly issuing extortion threats to defeated BJP nominee Sanjay Pandey from Ovla-Majiwada assembly seat here, police said today.

According to PSI SJ Chavan of Vartak Nagar police station, offence was registered against Sarnaik last night under sections 447, 448,383, 387 r/w 34 of the IPC on the basis of a complaint lodged against him by Pandey’s manager Om Prakash Mishra.

The complaint said Sarnaik, alongwith 10-12 men reached Pandey’s office on October 29 and allegedly threatened Mishra.

“Your master contested elections against me and hence my victory was not that smooth. I had to spend over Rs 20 crore in these elections. Ask your master to give me Rs 20 crores or else I will make his life miserable,” Sarnaik is said to have told Mishra, the complaint stated.

No arrests have been made so far and investigations are underway.


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