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Cops arrested on extortion charge

STAFF REPORTER
GUWAHATI, May 10: One driver Sarat Basumatary (34) and one Home Guard Manik Baishya (38) were arrested along with three other police personnel namely Aditya Gogoi of 3rd APBn, Babul Bhoumik of 14th APBn and Aditya Saikia of 14th APBn  against whom disciplinary action was drawn up by the Commandant in connection with Dispur PS Case No 1249/18 U/S 384/34 IPC.  The above case was registered on the charge of demanding extortion money to the tune of Rs 10,000 from an artist named Elton M Phankon from Shillong who was returning from Guwahati after performing in a musical function on April 7. The victim wrote to the DGP, Meghalaya about the incident and DGP, Meghalaya sent a letter to the Guwahati Police Commissioner for taking necessary action.  City police conducted an enquiry and found prima faci evidence and registered a case accordingly.

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