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3 held for extortion
Published on 16 Jun. 2011 12:58 AM IST
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Three persons were arrested by Dimapur police June 14 in two separate incidents on charges of extortion. In the first incident, two persons identified as one “section officer” of NSCN (I-M) Elias T Lotha, son of Tsumongo, Pangtong village, resident of DC court area, and Chumdemo, son of Ekyimo, Lotsu village, resident of Sewak colony, were arrested at Church Road at around 3 p.m. while illegally collecting money from shopkeepers in the name of NSCN (I-M). Four information slips, lists of shops for money to be collected and some amount of money in respect of NSCN (I-M) were seized, police said. A case has been registered with east PS. In another incident, at around 5.30 p.m., police arrested a person identified as Vitoshe, son of Pitovi, Tokishe village, Niuland while randomly collecting money from shopkeepers at Church Road area. According to police, the accused revealed that he was collecting money in the name of NSCN (K) on a daily basis. Some amount of money collected was seized from his possession.

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