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3 policemen caught extorting
Published on 6 Sep. 2010 12:23 AM IST
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Jotsoma Youth Organization (JYO) has apprehended three police personnel who were allegedly extorting money from stranded vehicles under Jotsoma village jurisdiction along NH-39 on Sunday at around 2 a.m.
According to JYO president Vilhubilie Peseyie and secretary Kereingukho Rino, the three policemen were apprehended by JYO volunteers keeping vigil along the highway after receiving reports that certain amounts of money were being collected from vehicles plying Jotsoma By-Pass road.
The culprits have been identified as D. Khape of Khezhakeno village, Sukio Lotha of Pongidong village and Temsu of Mongseyimte village.
Organization informed that the accused were penalized as per existing rules of the village and were later handed over to O.C. Traffic Kohima for further necessary actions.
While reaffirming that it would continue to keep vigil for any circumstances that may disrupt the peaceful atmosphere under its jurisdiction, JYO further appealed to the public to cooperate and report such anti-social activities immediately.
MYO condemns
Merhüma Khel Youth Organization (MYO) of Khonoma village has condemned the act of two of its members who were apprehended while extorting cash from passing vehicles during traffic diversion due to road reparation at Jotsoma By-Pass road on September 4.
A press release issued by MYO president Vikongu Khate stated that the culprits, Thezielhukho Chase alias Khokho and Dziiviriato Savino were caught extorting using the name of MYO without any authorization.
Stating that the culprits have been penalized for the incident, MYO has tendered apology to the victims. Further, MYO requested victims of the incident to contact the organization at 9856336313 for compensation of the extorted amount.

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