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Mumbai gangster chargesheeted for threatening Sunjay Kapur

November 02, 2005 18:45 IST

The Delhi Police has chargesheeted a Mumbai-based gangster for allegedly sending threatening e-mails to Sunjay Kapur, husband of Bollywood actress Karishma Kapoor, to extort Rs 50 crore.

Raj Kumar Vazirani has been accused of committing offences under Section 386 (committing extortion by putting any person in fear of death) and Section 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code in the chargesheet filed before Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Reena Singh Nag.

In a bid to make the case water-tight, the police had brought rom Mumbai cyber cafe owner Sarvesh Kumar, along with the accused, after his arrest on August 30 and made him depose before the Magistrate on September 1. However, usually the testimony of a witness is recorded at the stage of trial.

Kumar told the court that the accused had used a computer in his internet cafe in Mulund area in suburban Mumbai on August 25, during the time when the e-mail was sent.

In the mail, which he allegedly sent under the name Sameer Kulkarni, Vazirani had said he was writing on behalf of underworld don Ravi Pujari, associated with Chotta Rajan till recently, and threatened to kill Kapur if he did not pay Rs 50 crore within a fortnight.

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