November 2, 2020 4:35:36 am
A Jamnagar-based lawyer was arrested Sunday for allegedly aiding a land grabber, booked final month for working a property-grabbing and extortion racket in Jamnagar, run his crime syndicate, police stated. Lawyer Vasant Manseta was part of alleged land shark Jayesh Ranpariya alias Jayesh Patel’s gang and helped him in authorized issues, police added.
Nitesh Pandey, ASP Jamnagar, stated Manseta was held from Jamnagar metropolis. On October 16, the police had booked 14 individuals, together with Ranpariya, underneath Gujarat Control of Terrorism and Organised Crime Act, 2019, for allegedly working a property-grabbing and extortion racket, and arrested eight males. Two others have been arrested on October 28.
The ASP stated Manseta was the “authorized mind” behind the syndicate. “The gang would establish prime properties and, would subject public notices in newspapers claiming Jayesh Ranpariya had a stake in it to create dispute in regards to the possession of such property. This would dissuade potential patrons. The gang would then extort cash from the actual homeowners within the identify of settling the dispute. Manseta would subject such public notices,” Pandey stated.
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