Pune: Chitale Group Blackmailed For Rs 20 Lakh Over ‘Black Colour’ In Milk, 3 Persons Arrested

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Pune, 18th June 2021: Three persons have been arrested for allegedly extorting Rs 20 lakh by blackmailing the famous Chitale Group after alleging ‘black colour’ in their milk.

Based on a complaint from Namdeo Baburao Pawar (62), an FIR has been registered in this regard at Bibwewadi Police Station. Police have arrested Karan Sunil Pardeshi (22), Sunil Benni Pardeshi (49), and Akshay Manoj Karthik (27). Poonam Sunil Pardeshi (27) and two more persons are named in the FIR.

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According to the police, complainant Pawar heads the management of milk distribution of the Chitale Group. On 2nd June, Poonam sent an email to the Chitale Complaint Centre claiming to have found a black colour in their milk. After that, the accused told Pawar to settle the issue by paying them Rs 20 lakhs else they will defame the company.

Subsequently, the company paid the amount in the last 15 days. Still, the accused harassed the complainant Pawar and thus, an FIR was registered with the police.

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