Assam: Four extortionists arrested

Last Updated: Sat, Nov 03, 2012 21:20 hrs

Guwahati, Nov 3 (IBNS) : Four people, who allegedly involved in extortion pretending to be Maoist rebels, were nabbed by police in Assam's Kamrup district on Saturday.

Acting on a tip-off, Kamrup police apprehended the persons from Baihata Chariali in the district.

"The persons sent a demand letter using a letter pad of the Maoists to a local person named Kanak Deka," a police official said.

The nabbed people were identified as Jyotish Talukdar, Hitesh Deka, Khagen Sarmah and Brajen Nath.

Police are interrogating the apprehended persons for more information.

(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)

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