On Tuesday Crime Branch took hold of the film producer Satyendra Tyagi aged 37 who got arrested on the charges of extortion against 'ABCD' director-choreographer Remo D'Souza. It was Remo who filed the complaint alleging that the producer included gangster Ravi Pujari's help to settle a financial dispute related to producing a film.
Moreover, Tyagi has been arrested under some serious offences for extortion and putting a person in fear of death or of grievous hurt in order to commit extortion under IPC sections. Confirming the 37-year old's arrest, public prosecutor Rajendra Suryavanshi said, "There was a dispute between Tyagi and the complainant and the former allegedly hired a gangster to threaten him."
Whereas previous year even Tyagi had filed an FIR with Sihani police in Ghaziabad claiming that D'Souza had hired gangsters to threaten him.
A source nearby said, "Tyagi and D'Souza were co-producing a movie titled, 'Death of Amar', starring Rajeev Khandelwal, Zareen Khan and Prashant Narayanan, which is stuck with the censor board. The movie is about a struggling actor who is poisoned and how he spends the last few hours of his life to find out who is trying to kill him and why. For the movie to be released, Remo D'Souza Entertainment applied to the censor board for clearance. But the censor board refused to release the movie without the other partner's consent. Tyagi allegedly then roped in the gangster to threaten D'Souza."
Gangster Pujari threatened Remo and his wife demanding 50 lakhs for the settlement. While a senior police officer concluded saying, "Tyagi used underworld elements to settle the score, we booked him."