Itagar, May 28: Two extortionists posing as NDFB (R) cadres have been arrested by Papum Pare Police. On May 26, a local contractor had received an extortion call from unidentified person claiming himself to be a cadre of NDFB (R) and asked to pay the demanded amount within a day at Hollongi.
Quick action by the Balijan Police team of 1st and 4th IRBN of Balijan Police Station has foiled the extortion attempt at Hollongi, leading to the arrest of two miscreants mely, Tiran Muchahary @ M. Thangkhi 23yrs of village South Gopsarguri, PS Gohpur under Sonitpur Assam and Darbindra Ramchiary @ R. Dwlong, 21 yrs, of Village Kuwarigarh, PS Gohpur, Dist- Sonitpur, Assam. The arrested persons have been produced before CJM, Yupia and remanded to Police custody for further investigation. Both the arrested persons were trying to extort money from the local contractor though Mobile Phone in the me of NDFB outfits threatening of dire consequences. From their possessions, two Identity Cards were recovered proving them to be NDFB cadres along with several sim cards and two mobile phones which were used for making extortion calls. An extortion case has been registered at Balijan PS and investigation has been taken up under the supervision of SP Capital and SP Rural of Papum Pare district. The SP Papum Pare (Rural), PN Khrimey, while appreciating the local contractors for giving timely information to the Police about the extortionists appealed to the public to cooperate.