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Three arrested in Cuttack for extortion bid

17/10/2020 at 6:17 PM

Cuttack, Oct 17: A day after Commissionerate Police launched Anti Extortion Task Force, Mangalabag police in Cuttack arrested three persons for allegedly demanding extortion from a businessman.

The accused have been identified as Rajesh Pal (30), Srikanta Behera (30) and Bhabani Shankar Rout (30).

Police said that the accused have demanded extortion of Rs 5 lakh from a businessman. “On Friday the accused have detained one businessman at Secondary Board High School Ground and threatened him to pay Rs 5 lakh as extortion money. They also threatened the businessman of dire consequences if he failed to pay the money,” said a police official.

Police said that further investigation in the case is continuing and a special police team has been engaged to track others involved in extortion.

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