Extortionist arrested in Bihar, Rs 1.98 lakh recovered

Gaya, Oct 17 (IANS) The Bihar Police have arrested a man from the left extremism-affected Gaya district for extorting money in the name of the banned organisation Communist Party of India (Maoist), a senior officer said.

The police have recovered Rs 1.98 lakh of illicit money from the arrested person.

Gaya Senior Superintendent of Police Rajiv Kumar Mishra said on Thursday that the police had received information that a person used to collect money on behalf of a Maoist

On the basis of the information, the district police, Special Task Force (STF) and CRPF personnel arrested Vikas Kumar on Wednesday and recovered money he was extorting from local contractors.

Mishra said that Kumar has admitted during interrogation that he works for the Maoist organization's commander Mandeep alias Mathal.



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