Meghalaya: Two held on extortion charge

Two persons were arrested on the charge of extorting a coal trader in the name of militants in the state`s East Garo Hills district.

Shillong: Two persons were arrested on the
charge of extorting a coal trader in the name of militants in
the state`s East Garo Hills district, the police said on Tuesday.
Parimal Rabha and Kamaleshwar Rabha were trapped by a
police team at Darakkona when they had come to collect money
from coal trader Lawin G Marak yesterday.

They had demanded Rs 5 lakh from the trader in the
name of Garo National Liberation Army.
One of their accomplices, Boluram Rabha, was
absconding.

The arrested two are residents of Goalpara district of
neighbouring Assam.

PTI

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