Koraput (Odisha): Four CRPF personnel were
arrested on Monday for allegedly assaulting a trader and looting
Rs 6.62 lakh cash and gold ornaments from him in Nabarangpur
district, bordering Chhattishgarh, police said.
The four were identified as Assistant Commandant Ramdas
Meena and constables Jaga Singh Ajit Das, Baseer Ahmed, all
from 8th Battalion of CRPF, Nabarangpur Superintendent of
Police Niti Sekhar said.
Police have recovered Rs 6.62 lakh and 2.25 gram of gold
ornaments from the four which they had allegedly looted on
Monday from the trader, identified as Sohel Gulcha of
Chhattishgarh, Sekhar said.
The accused, who had been deployed at Khilloli on
Odisha-Chhattisgarh border had intercepted Gulcha`s vehicle
while he was on his way from Nageri to the weekly market of
Hatabarandi in Odisha for gold trading, the SP said.
The CRPF personnel had taken Gulcha to their camp on the
pretext of security check up and assaulted him. They had
threatened Gulcha that unless he paid Rs 6 lakh, he would be
killed, police said.
After being threatened, Gulcha rang up his brother at
Nageri who rushed to the spot with the cash and the trader was
released. He filed a complaint with police at Kundei on Tuesday and
the four were arrested today, the SP said.