Man Posed As Dawood Ibrahim, Threatened UP Lawmaker. Arrested

Police said they found the man a drunkard, who owed about Rs 10 lakh to his friends


A man posing as underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and threatening BSP MLA demanding Rs 1 crore was today arrested in Gurgaon, police said.

Rahul Kumar Gaur was arrested by a police team in the morning at Maruti parking in Sector 22, Gurgaon, a police spokesman said here.

BSP MLA from Rasra assembly seat in Ballia, Uttar Pradesh Uma Shankar Singh had, on August 9, filed a complaint at Gomti Nagar police station alleging that he received a mail from the man, introducing himself as Dawood Ibrahim, asking him to pay Rs 1 crore.

“On August 8, I received a mail which read ‘last warning, jeena yaa marna (dead or alive) Rs 1 crore’,” he had said.

“It also said ‘Uma Shankar, you are serving the people of Ballia. If you want to continue this, then give Rs 1 crore, else one bullet is enough for you. And we can kill you at any point of time’,” the legislator had said.

The man had also attached a photograph of the underworld don with the mail, Mr Singh said.

Police said they found Guar a drunkard, who owed about Rs 10 lakh to his friends.

To pay the money he tried to extort Rs 1 crore from the MLA, they said. 

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