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Sena MLA Sarnaik booked for extortion threat to BJP leader

Shiv Sena MLA Pratap Sarnaik has been booked for allegedly issuing extortion threats to defeated BJP nominee Sanjay Pandey from Ovla-Majiwada assembly seat, police said on Friday.

According to PSI SJ Chavan of Vartak Nagar police station, offence was registered against Sarnaik last night under sections 447, 448,383, 387 r/w 34 of the IPC on the basis of a complaint lodged against him by Pandey’s manager Om Prakash Mishra.

The complaint said Sarnaik, alongwith 10-12 men reached Pandey’s office on October 29 and allegedly threatened Mishra.

“Your master contested elections against me and hence my victory was not that smooth. I had to spend over Rs 20 crore in these elections. Ask your master to give me Rs. 20 crores or else I will make his life miserable,” Sarnaik is said to have told Mishra, the complaint stated.

No arrests have been made so far and investigations are underway.

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