Kalahandi, May 26: The M Rampur police on Monday arrested six persons in Kalahandi district for demanding extortion money from a junior engineer, Baisakhu Harijan impersonating themselves as Maoists.
The raeested have been identified as Jaya Prakash Pradhan (25), Chandrakanta Tandi (28), Bhubananda Naik (32), Mangulu Naik (35),Balaram Sahu (25) and Srikanta Naik (22).
According to police, Pradhan, Tangi and Naik have been threatening the engineer and have allegedly extorted money from hin in several occasions.
Later, a complaint was filed against the trio in this connection, basing on which the police launched a probe into the matter and arrested the six, including the three who had proved SIMs to the trio without any valid documents.
A registered a case (91/2020) under sections 386, 387, 507, 419, 468,120(B) of IPC and forwarded them to court, informed Govind Chandra Majhi, the inspector-in-charge of M Rampur police station.