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4 arrested for extortion
Staff Reporter Dimapur:
Published on 2 Aug. 2009 11:43 PM IST
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Dimapur police on Sunday around 6 pm apprehended four GPRN/NSCN activists near ISBT junction, near new Dhansari Bridge, Dimapur while they trying to extort money from Manipur bound truckers. According to the police sources, the activists forcefully stopped two Manipur bound trucks and were trying to collect money from the drivers. On receiving information, the police party stationed on duty in the area swung into action and nabbed all the four activists. The arrested persons were identified as one ‘Dy secy’ Akato Aye (35) of Yehemi village, Zunheboto district, ‘Sgt’ Phenyang Chang (25) of Yimbang village , Tuensang district, Povoyi Chakhesang (22) of Zuthami village, Phek district and one ‘SO’ Romen Singh (26) of Bokajan, Karbianglong district, Assam. Police also recovered two .32 pistols of German and Italian make, 12 live rounds and two fake car registration plates from their possession. The accused has been booked under relevant sections and have been taken to police custody for further interrogation.

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