Jaipur: Chitrakoot police on Monday arrested a 31-year-old man who had sent an email demanding Rs 10 lakh from Manu Punjabi, one of the contestants of reality show Bigg Boss.
Police arrested the accused from Uttar Pradesh’s Bijnor from where he had sent an email, claiming to be a member of Lawrence Bishnoi gang. He threatened Punjabi to pay the money or face dire consequences.
According to police, the complainant had received an email in which he found an attachment.
“It was a pamphlet like attachment in which it was written that the one who has sent the email is an active member of Lawrence Bishnoi gang and wanted a ransom of Rs 10 lakh from Manu. After receiving the email four days ago Punjabi approached us and we initiated investigation,” said Richa Tomar, deputy commissioner of police (West).
She said the technical surveillance team of Jaipur (West) first traced the IP address from where the email was sent and later mobile phone attached to the email was found.
“Without wasting time we sent a team to Bijnor and arrested the accused identified as Kulveer Singh Chauhan alias Tony (31). He is a drug addict and in the threat mail he had not even sent any bank account details to send the money. He was produced in a court from where we have taken him in one-day police custody,” said Chitrakoot SHO Ram Kishan Vishnoi.