2 held on charges of extortion


Burla: Police arrested two persons for allegedly extorting money from commuters at Burla town in Sambalpur district on Saturday.

The accused persons were identified as Amit Kumbhar alias Kalia and Arjun Chhatria of Mahatabnagar.

Acting on a tip-off, a PCR patrolling team reached the location where the duo was extorting money and nabbed them red-handed. Police has seized some cash and a money receipt book used by the duo for collecting Ganesh Puja donation.

A case has been registered under relevant Sections of the IPC.

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