Mumbai: Former close aide of Chhota Rajan gangster DK Rao arrested by Mumbai police in an extortion case. Underworld Don DK Rao has been arrested by Mumbai Crime Branch for extortion from a SRA consultant on Thursday. Rao was released from jail in July 2016. The Mumbai police has urged more complainants to come forward.
The complaint against Rao has been filed by a consultant of the SRA project. According to the complainant the project in Antop Hill was on since 2013 and the consultant was approached to get the project approved. Later on the work was stopped and the consultant was informed that no further work in the project will be carried on without Rao’s permission.
According to preliminary information, the police suspected Rao of running an extortion racket, where he demanded money from builders.
Rao was granted bail in 2016 in an extortion case where Rao was accused of threatening a businessman who had a monetary dispute with a developer. He is also reportedly involved with a robbery in Muthooth branch in Hyderabad earlier this year, where he helped the robbers convert the gold into cash.