Two days after Bhushan Kumar was booked for rape at DN Nagar police station, a case of extortion has been registered against the victim’s friend NCP leader at Amboli police station in Mumbai.
According to the police, in June this year, NCP leader Mallikarjuna Pujari had demanded extortion from Bhushan Kumar, but Bhushan refused to pay the money when Pujari threatened to implicate Bhushan in the rape case
It has now come to light that Mallikarjun Pujari a local political leader of Thane district teamed up with a female model (who also did a cameo in a film) to extort money from film producer and T-Series Chairman Bhushan Kumar. Mallikarjun Pujari had approached Bhushan Kumar in June 2021 and demanded extortion money and threatened that if the money is not paid to him then one girl will file false complaint against him for sexual harassment. Thereafter T-Series approached the Mumbai police and filed a written complaint against Mallikarjun Pujari in Amboli police station on 1st July 2021.
Police source said that around same time Krishan Kumar of T-Series then spoke to Mallikarjun Pujari and Pujari asked Bhushan Kumar to meet him in hotel “The Regenza by Tunga” at 1:00 PM on 5th July 2021. Kumar met him in the same hotel on 5th July 2021 wherein Mallikarjun Pujari threatened him that one girl will file police case against Bhushan Kumar and showed some whatsapp messages which were neither from the number of Bhushan Kumar nor from any other member of T-Series team and demanded huge sum of monies.
Bhushan Kumar did not agree to this extortion and told Pujari in no uncertain terms that T-Series and Bhushan Kumar will never bow down to such fraudulent extortion demands and came back but could manage to record the conversation with Mallikarjun Pujari wherein he can be heard trying to extort monies by giving the same reasoning.
Mallikarjun Pujari kept calling Kumar but he didn’t give in to his demands for extortion. After realizing that his nefarious designs are not yielding any results Pujari then conspired with this girl and filed a complaint of rape charges against Bhushan Kumar in D.N.Nagar police station on 15th July 2021.
On Friday Kumar approached Amboli police station in Andheri with audio recording of Mallikarjun Pujari in which he was clearly heard demanded extortion money, police said.
Based on this substantiative evidence, Amboli police registered a FIR no.574 dtd 16th July 2021 against Mallikarjun a under section 386, 500, 506 and 506(2).