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4 in jail for collecting parking fees illegally

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Feb 18: Extortionists of a different hue have come to the fore in Guwahati, of late. They are not gun-toting as they get their job done without any weapon.

The site of the Old Jail in the Fancy Bazar area in the city had been given on lease for parking of vehicles. The lease period expired some four/five months back, but four persons were charging parking fees from people who parked their vehicles at the site. The unfair practice was going on without any hindrance from the government till a person dared to move the police with a complaint, leading the registering of a case (93/13) at Panbazar police station under Section 384/34, IPC.

Acting on the case, the police arrested the four – Satya Ranjan Tamuly, Rupjyoti Bora, Manjur Ali and Amal Kakati – and produced them to the court today. The court sent them to judicial remand.

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Ankur Kalita