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Sriganganagar traders get extortion calls, security stepped up

Jaideep Bihani and Jogendra Bajaj are two traders who have received extortion calls from criminals wanted in Jordan murder case.

June 8, 2018, 11:38 am

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3 criminals armed with guns entering a gym in Sri Ganganagar

Jaipur: Failure to crack Jordan murder case that rocked Sriganganagar last month has emboldened the criminals. Two traders received extortion calls from criminals suspected to be involved in the daredevil murder. The businessmen have been provided police protection and the police are carrying out raids at several places to arrest the criminals, however, to no avail. Jaideep Bihani and Jogendra Bajaj are two traders who have received extortion calls from criminals wanted in Jordan murder case. Ankit Bhadu, Snadeep Nehra and a few others are wanted in the Jordan murder case. These criminals allegedly barged into a gym when Jordan Choudhary alias Vicky was working at a gym and shot him dead. The police are yet to make the arrests even after identifying the criminals who are suspected to be the members of Punjab-based Lawrence Bishnoi gang. One Jaideep Bihani, president of Bihani Shiksha Nyas in Sriganganagar, received an extortion call a couple of days ago. Bihani received a WhatsApp call from a person claiming to be Sandeep Nehra. The caller demanded a ‘protection fee’ of Rs 50 lakh. On June 3, trader Jogendra Bajaj, who is the former president Arorvansh community, received a call from a person identifying himself as Ankit Bhadu. The caller demanded a protection fee of Rs 25 lakh. Both the criminals are wanted in Jordan murder case. Policemen have been deployed at the houses and business establishments belonging to both the traders. The police have put up barricades at several places in Sriganganagar and checking vehicles. Policemen have also been deployed in plainclothes. The police have rounded up some suspects in the murder case, but the masterminds are still at large. The local police is being assisted by Rajasthan special operations group in the investigation into the murder.

First published: June 6, 2018