Hyderabad: A gang involving the Executive Director of a Women’s Charitable Welfare Society, and Directors and informers of a local news channel, who were arrested for posing as ACB (Anti-Corruption Bureau) officials and demanding Rs 4 lakh from a junior assistant at RTA Khairatabad, had extorted Rs 30,000 from a school at Uppal by claiming to be from an NGO and media organisation, earlier last week.
They threatened that they would post a video on social media and ruin the reputation of the school by claiming that they did not possess government recognition.
Police arrested Mohammed Aleem Saber, 47, a news informer in a news channel, Syed Osman Ali, 44, west zone in-charge of the news channel, Lubna Fatima alias Shilpa alias Preethi, 35, executive director of Parivartan Women’s Educational Welfare and Charitable Society, Syed Khaja Moinuddin Zaki, 39, advisory in Parivartan, Atmakur Vijay, and Syed Sameer Mehdi, 24, an NGO worker from Malakpet.
“Lubna Fatima has been running an NGO in the name of Parivartan Women’s Educational Welfare and Charitable Society, at Attapur and organises training programs for various schools. As the gang members are not earning well, they hatched a plan to extort money from unauthorised schools,” said Panjagutta ACP, A. Vijay Kumar.
Officials seized one Omni, two Rs 50 non-judicial stamp papers for Rs 1.5 lakh and Rs 2.5 lakh ID cards of media organisations and six mobile phones....