The arrested males, all BPO employees, had tried to extort crores from Ajay Mishra, a junior House Minister, claiming they’d incriminating movies and different proof on him linked to the violence in Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, sources stated.
Ajay Mishra, the police stated, reported the extortion calls on December 17 (final Friday), after which his home in Delhi was positioned underneath surveillance.
4 of the boys had been arrested from Noida and one from Delhi.
“We obtained a criticism from the minister’s workers that he had obtained cellphone requires cash. An FIR was lodged within the New Delhi district,” stated a Delhi Police officer.
Each the minister and his son have denied that they had been current in Lakhimpur Kheri when the minister’s convoy rammed protesting farmers and crushed 4 of them.
After a Particular Investigation Workforce not too long ago referred to as the incident a “deliberate conspiracy” and advisable new expenses towards Ashish Mishra, opposition events demanded the minister’s sacking from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s authorities.