Pat, Dec 30: A ransom of Rs.75 crore was demanded from the private construction company that employed the two engineers who were killed in Bihar’s Darbhanga district, a company official said on Wednesday. B.K. Jha, chief project mager of BSC-C&C Joint Venture Ltd., told media persons in Darbhanga, about 200 km from here, that shooter Mukesh Pathak, who works for notorious gangster Santosh Jha, has been demanding levy since August from the company. “Pathak demanded 10 percent of Rs.750 crore road construction project of the company,” he said. Two engineers of the company were shot dead by two motorcycle-borne unidentified crimils allegedly for failure to pay the extortion money.
The company official said Pathak called several times between December 16 and 20 for extortion. (IANS)