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Crime Patrol: Cricket-crazy teen from Thane turns to extortion to buy game kit (Episode 510, 511 on 22nd, 24th May 2015)

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The Inside Story

Thane, Maharashtra

Cricket-loving man arrested for making fake ransom calls

A 19-year-old man from Kalwa, Harendra Ramchandra Yadav, and his accomplice were arrested by the anti-extortion cell for making fake ransom calls to families of people who had gone missing. Yadav wanted to buy a cricket kit and pay his coach, and he resorted to this scheme to arrange for the funds.

Yadav, a fan of Rohit Sharma and a cricket enthusiast, used to practice at Azad Maidan with dreams of making it big. He met his co-accused, Narendra Jaiswal, during his train travels. Jaiswal would put up posters of missing people on trains and stations, which Yadav used to make ransom calls to the families of the missing persons.

Their scheme was uncovered after the father of a missing boy received a ransom call from Yadav on April 1. The police caught the accused by tracking them through their mobile phones and arrested them from Waghoba Nagar in Kalwa. Yadav's cricket kit was also found by the police. Investigations are ongoing to determine how many cases they are involved in.

The accused would play in inter-college matches and claims to have scored 300 runs in four matches. However, his love for cricket and the necessity of paying his coach’s fee led him to resort to illegal activities. The accused have been handed over to the Vartak Nagar police station, and investigations are ongoing.

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