Kolkata: Two under-trail prisoners allegedly called up two businessmen from a correctional home and demanded ransom failing which, they would face dire consequences. The incident took place at Dum Dum Central Correctional Home.
Biswajit Das and Bapi Raman were arrested on charges of murdering a Trinamool Congress leader that took place at Kestopur in February 2016. It was alleged that they had called up two Baguiati-based businessmen and demanded Rs 10 lakh from them. They also threatened them with dire consequences if they failed to pay the amount. The businessmen told the cops that they had received the phone call from the duo on May 24 and threatened to kill them if they informed the matter to the police.
Later they gathered courage and lodged a complaint with the local police station. On the basis of the compliant, the police have started a probe in this regard and are interrogating the duo. The correctional home authorities are also conducting a probe in this regard.