Chief editor, reporter held for Rs 1 lakh extortion

MUMBAI: The chief editor and the reporter of a local magazine from Mira Road were arrested for extorting Rs 1 lakh from a hotelier in Borivali East on Monday. The reporter, AmitPanvar (29), was caught red-handed while accepting the sum. Police said Panvar and his editor, NityanandPandey, 40, had filed complaints against the hotelier, Rahat Khan, for running illegal activities.

Khan's hotel is based at Devipada in Borivali East. The two scribes first demanded a large sum of money from Khan and eventually settled at Rs 1 lakh. Khan had recorded their conversation and submitted it to the police. The accused-duo will be produced before a local court on Tuesday. Officials from the Kasturba Marg police station said the magazine had been running for the past five years. (टीओआई)

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