An Advocate along with 2 other people was arrested for harassing, extortion and threatening a senior manager of a software company in Hyderabad.
According to Police, the Trio, who were working as Analysts in the firm, bore a grudge against Srinivas Marrimakulla for not promoting them.
Srinivas approached Police on June 8 with a complaint that the accused, Advocate Sabunekar Ramesh, 35, Businessman Muthyala Sanjeev Kumar, 29, and private employee Madavi Kiran, 29 threatened that they would implicate him in an SC/ST atrocity case and demanded 15 lakh from him last year.
Srinivas gave 5 lakh to Ramesh at Hyderabad HC and 10 lakh to Ramesh and Sanjeev at Kachiguda.
In October 2017, Trio again threatened Srinivas and demanded that he resign and obtained a blank cheque and a promissory note as a surety.
In March, Srinivas quit and urged them to return the blank cheque, but in vain.
Ramesh asked Srinivas to pay another 5 lakh to return the cheque.
On Tuesday, Cops arrested the accused, seized the cheque and the promissory note and 8.4 lakh from Ramesh, 5 lakh from Sanjeev and 1.6 lakh from Kiran.