Extortionist nabbed

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IMPHAL, July 28: A Quick Reaction Team of Kangpokpi police station arrested an alleged extortioninst along with a motorcycle from in between Kangpokpi and CHangoubung village on July 28 around 6:15am.

According to an official statement of the Senapati SP, on July 28 at about 6:15am, a Quick Reaction Team of Kangpokpi Police Station arrested one Letgouhao alias Gogou Leivon, 22 son of Akhup Leivon of Kangpokpi Ward No 7 from in between Kangpokpi and Changoubung village along with one numberless Motor Bike FZ-16 black in colour.

The arrested person was trying to extort money from vehicles plying on the NH-2, the statement said. 

It further continued that at around 6:05 am, today OC-Kangpokpi PS received a reliable information that two unknown youths riding a black coloured numberless FZ-16 motor bike were stopping Tata trucks along the highway in between Kangpokpi and Changoubung village and extorting money from the truck drivers.

“On receipt of the information, promptly a strong team of Kangpokpi PS rushed to the spot and intercepted one FZ-16 motor bike driven by two unknown youths”.

The youths tried to escape, however, after a brief chase one of the accused Letgouhao was overpowered along with the bike, it said.

“The other accused managed to escape in the midst of thick jungle and bushes. Incidentally, the police team was assisted on the spot by a team of 43rd Assam Rifles”.

An FIR case has been registered in Kangpokpi PS in this regard and the arrested accused person has been remanded into police custody. Effort is being made to arrest the other accused person, it said.  

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