3 get bail for demanding extortion amount from Min

Panjim: The Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) Panjim on Thursday granted bail to three persons, charged with attempting to extort money from PWD Minister Deepak Pauskar.

Pradip Malik, Amol Swami and R Patil were arrested near PWD Minister’s official residence at Altinho on Tuesday, following a complaint by Pauskar that callers were demanding Rs 3 crore from him.

In his complaint copy to the Panjim Police Station, he had alleged that he has received three calls demanding the extortion amount and if he failed to heed to their demand, they threatened to defame him. The accused were remanded to judicial custody. [H]