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Three charged in fake extortion racket

Three persons were arrested for demanding money from an ONGC employee by posing as ULFA militants in Sibsagar.

india Updated: Feb 06, 2008 13:14 IST
PTI
Hindustantimes

Three persons were on Wednesday arrested for allegedly demanding money from an ONGC employee by posing as ULFA militants in Sibsagar.

The trio was arrested from Geleky area of the town for allegedly demanding Rs 2.5 lakhs, posing as ULFA militants, from ONGC employee Sanaton Tanti, police said.

They have been identified as Abdul, Jelilur and Azad.

A fake extortion racket has been going on in the district for the past few months with the police taking steps to bust it from time to time, they said.