AS predicted earlier in the last article, police have now registered a second FIR against Binu Verghese for Extortion. Binu Verghese who pretends to be a journalist and a social activist as well as a doctor, in Thane district, has been exposed for running an extortion racket. This time Deputy Municipal Commissioner (DMC), Thane, Vishwanath Kelkar has registered the FIR against Binu Verghese.
On August 4, 2021 Kapurbawadi police in Thane registered FIR (No-241/2021) under sections 384, 385 and 34 of IPC against Binu Verghese. Copy of FIR is available with ABI.
According to the FIR, Vishwanath Kelkar was in charge of a COVID hospital, Balkum. A lady had complained against Kelkar for charges of molestation. Binu Verghese was demanding Rs 5 lakh from Kelkar for keeping the matter quiet and not publishing more news about this incident in Times of Thane Newspaper. Later he circulated the news on social media against Vishwanath Kelkar. On June 1, 2021 he took Rs 3 lakh from Kelkar and gave Rs 1 lakh to the lady complainant. Police have also named the said lady as an accused along with Binu Verghese in the FIR.
Dinesh Varma the owner of Times of Thane newspaper dismissed Binu Verghese from his establishment after he realized that Binu Verghese was extorting money from people using his newspaper as a sword.
Earlier, on July 30, 2021 Thane Nagar police had registered First FIR (No- 151/2021) under sections 384, 386, 387, 389, 392, 324, 323, 504, 506, 506 (2), 109, 166, 120 (B) of IPC- 1860 and 3, 25 of arms act-1959 against Binu Verghese on complaint of former bookie Ketan Tanna. Gangster Ravi Pujari, Tarik Parveen, Bachchi Singh, Anil Singh Vimal Agrawal and Inspector Rajkumar Kothmire have also been booked with Binu Verghese.