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Bengal: Seven people in Jhargram district gets arrested for allegedly extorting public

A case has been filed under IPC sections 386 (extortion) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention), says police

PTI Jhargram (WB) Published 24.02.23, 08:13 PM
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Seven people were arrested in West Bengal's Jhargram district for allegedly extorting people after identifying themselves as Maoists, police said on Friday.

A complaint was filed by a businessman that he was threatened by Maoists and asked to pay a huge amount of money, they said.

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Three people were arrested in connection with the case earlier. After interrogating them, seven more were arrested from the Belpahari area, police said.

These men were allegedly operating a racket to extort people after identifying them as Maoists, they said.

When produced before a court on Friday, five of the seven men were sent to three days in police custody while the other two accused were sent to judicial custody.

A case has been filed under IPC sections 386 (extortion) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention), police said.

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