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Extortion racket run from prison

Rebels lodged in Khudiram Bose Memorial Central Jail are allegedly extorting traders, brick kiln owners and people manning gas stations in different blocks of the district, through their accomplice outside the prison.

Two rebel leaders, Rohit and chief of north Bihar western zonal committee Rajan, who were in the extortion business, are locked in a tussle. The rebels are languishing in the central jail here.

Jail superintendent Jitendra Kumar said the two rebels were shifted from the adjoining Sitamarhi and East Champaran districts and lodged in the terrorist cell. Maoists are allowed to meet visitors only once or twice a week. The identity of the visitors and other details are maintained.

Jail officials have been reprimanded and warned to avoid hobnobbing with the rebels. Strict surveillance inside the jail is being followed, said the jail superintendent.

Another rebel, Ratnakar, who was arrested from Aura village in Sheohar on August 7, has disclosed information about the dispute between two rebel leaders.

Additional superintendent of police Rajiv Ranjan said: We have launched a manhunt for the accomplices of the duo who carry out extortion business outside the jail. Ratnakar divulged details of the accomplices extorting money in Sahebganj, Motipur, Minapur, Paroo, Katra and Aurai blocks.


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