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APR Constable Arrested For Extortion By Faking As Naxal In Rayagada

15 September 2019

Smruti Ranjan Mohanty

Rayagada: Bissamcuttack Police on Sunday arrested an Armed Police Reserve (APR) Constable for extorting money by faking as Naxal. The accused has been identified as G Srikant Kumar of Pujariguda in Rayagada district, currently posted in District Intelligence and Operation Centre.

Reportedly on August 18, Srikant with his face covered had took the supervisor of a Bitument Plant situated in Gotiguda at gunpoint and demanded money by identifying himself as Naxal. He also threatened the supervisor with dire consequences if money is not paid.

Further at about 8 AM on September 4, Srikant called the plant's owner Saban Kumar Mohanty over his mobile phone and demanded money or the supervisor will be killed and the plant would be set on fire.

Following it Saban lodged an FIR at Bissamcuttack Police Station on September 5 based on which police launched a probe and nabbed Srikant. One 9mm pistol with 24 rounds of ammunition, two magazine, three mobile phones and one white colour scooty have been recovered from his possession.