Hyderabad, Jul 19 (UNI) An extortionist was shot dead by the police in an alleged encounter near Begumpet in the city late last night.
Police said G Suresh (30) demanded Rs ten lakh from a hotel owner and threatened to kidnap and kill him if he failed to pay up.
The hotel owner approached the police who laid a trap for the extortionist.
The hotel owner was asked to come to cargo centre at Begumpet and handed over money to Suresh.
Plainclothes policemen trailed the hotelier and on spotting the extortionist, asked him to surrender.
When he tried to open fire, police retaliated. Police recovered a 9 mm pistol from the spot.
City Police Commissioner B Prasada Rao visited the spot and inquired about the incident with the policemen.
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