Saturday, April 17, 2010

Fake Naxalite held for extorting money from doctors

Updated on Saturday, April 17, 2010, 22:27 IST
Hyderabad: A "notorious" pseudo-naxalite who had been extorting money from doctors in Hyderabad city has been arrested, police said on Saturday.

Mallampally Raju, after selecting reputed doctors approached them claiming himself as a close associate of People's War Group (PWG) and used to demand money by threatening the doctors to kill their family members if they failed to meet his demand, they said.

On a complaint, sleuths of Commissioners Task Force (North Zone) team apprehended Raju from Humayunnagar here while he was on his way for extortion, a police officer said.

As per information, Raju had threatened many doctors in the city and extorted huge amounts for the past several years and investigations were underway to detect the same, the police officer said. Further investigations were on.


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