A man, who drove a Mercedes and extorted money from people on roads at gunpoint, has been arrested in Uttar Pradesh's Greater Noida, police said on Saturday.
The accused, identified as Amar Singh alias Awadh Bihari, was held on Friday night by a team of officials from the Beta II police station, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police, Greater Noida, Vishal Pandey said.
"He would go out on roads and take over other vehicles from his car to waylay them. After that he would take out his licensed pistol and extort money from them.
He threatened people of hurting them, if the victims denied or resisted his extortion bid," Pandey said. He recently committed a similar act on July 21 in Greater Noida, following which the victim approached the local police.
An FIR was lodged under Indian Penal Code section 386 (extortion) and the accused tracked down and arrested, the officer said. Singh, who hails from Bihar but was staying in Greater Noida, has been previously booked by police in Gautam Buddh Nagar, Ghaziabad and Eta districts, too, police said.
The police have seized his Uttarakhand-registered pistol along with some ammunition and impounded the Mercedes car.