Extortionists arrested in Chirang

Kokrajhar, Feb. 2: Four persons were arrested since yesterday from different parts of Chirang district for trying to extort people.

One Mithisat Narzary, 22, a suspected cadre of NDFB's Songbijit group, was arrested from Aipoali in Bengtol area under Chirang district today.

Police said he had demanded money from a senior officer in the district.

Chirang superintendent of police Kumar Sanjit Krishna said they laid a trap and arrested Narzary when he came to collect the money.

Runikhata residents caught one Jaiklong Basumatary alias Biren for demanding money from local people posing as an NDFB cadre and handed him over to the police. He confessed to making the demands and named two accomplices, who were later arrested from Bhurdalang.

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