Friday, June 12, 2009

Three naxals arrested in Orissa

Rourkela (PTI): Three persons allegedly belonging to a Maoist outfit were arrested on charges of extortion and other criminal activities in Bonai area, 100 km from here, police said on Thursday.

They were identified as Lal Khan from Gaya in Bihar, Kanti Bhoumik and Doctor Bhoumik of Bonai area of Sundargarh district, Superintendent of Police, Rourkela, Santosh Bala told newspersons here.

Police also seized one carbine machine gun, five pistols and 30 rounds of ammunition, 60 detonators, two stolen motor cycles and Rs 40,000 from their possession on Wednesday, Mr. Bala said.

The SP said they allegedly threatened businessmen, brick kiln owners and industrial houses to extort money besides indulging in various other criminal activities in Orissa and Jharkhand.

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