Bollywood filmmaker-actor Mahesh Manjrekar received an extortion call from a person claiming to be a member of the underworld don Abu Salem’s gang. He attempted to extort Rs 35Cr from Manjrekar. However, the anti-extortion cell has arrested the accused who was trying to extort Rs 35Cr through a threat call. The person bend out to be a tea-seller in Mumbai. He has been arrested from Maharashtra’s Ratnagiri.
Deputy Commissioner of Police Akbar Pathan identified the accused as Milind B. Tulsankar, 34, living in Diva town of Thane. According to investigations, Tulsankar had made threat calls between August 23-25 to Manjrekar, posing as a henchman of jailed mafia don Abu Salem. He demanded Rs 35Cr as a extortion money to be delivered via hawala and warned Manjrekar of dire consequences if he is failed to comply.