On Jun 13, Bollywood Director Rakesh Roshan paid a "huge amount" of money to Ranjan over his demand. Suspecting something fishy, Roshan approached CBI on August 20. CBI then nabbed Ranjan after which Kumar's phone was put under surveillance and he was traced to Panipat from where he was arrested.
Ranjan's accomplice Ashwini Kumar was also arrested and he is still in CBI custody. He too has applied for bail and arguments on his plea are on.
Ranjan was released on bond of Rs. one lakh and surety of the same amount. The court warned him not to tamper with evidence.
Ranjan's accomplice Kumar allegedly impersonated as an officer of the Central probe agency and extorted money from Roshan. He (Kumar) was introduced as a CBI officer to Roshan by Ranjan.
Kumar demanded money from the filmmaker and threatened that if his demand was not met, his entire family, including actor-son Hrithik and the latter's wife Suzanne, would be arrested, CBI told the court.