Cuttack: Two days after the arrest of Nasarin Khan, a female accomplice of notorious gangster Shakil, another lady has been arrested in the same case.
Reportedly, the accused identified as Nikhat Nasim alias Resham (25) of Kesharpur under Mangalabag police limits of Cuttack is an active associate of Shakil.
Nasim was also assisting Shakil to extort Rs 10 lakh from city-based businessman Yogesh Agarwal, owner of Anand Sports at Buxibazar.
As per an FIR lodged by Yogesh at Dargha Bazar Police Station on December 14, 2019, he and his brother had received threatening calls on December 12 and 14, 2019, from Shakil to pay extortion money of Rs 10 lakh.
On Shakil’s instruction, his associates including Nasarin and Resham went to Yogesh’s showroom and threatened on gunpoint to pay the said amount to family members of Shakil or else prepare for the worst.
When Yogesh failed to pay the said amount, his younger brother Suraj also received threatening calls again from Shakil and his associate to pay Rs 5 lakh or else they will face the consequence.
Following it, another FIR was lodged at Dargha Bazar Police Station on December 21, 2019. Based on the FIR, police arrested Resham and forwarded her to court. A mobile set has been seized from her possession.
However, her lawyer claimed Resham is innocent. He filed a bail application that was rejected by the court and she was sent to Choudwar Jail.