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3 held for collecting levy posing as 'Maoists' in Jharkhand

IANS  |  Ranchi 

Three criminals collecting extortion money in the name of Maoist guerrillas were on Tuesday arrested in Jharkhand's district.

"Three criminals have been arrested with weapons. They were involved in extorting money in the name of two Maoist groups. The criminals belong to the gang extorting money in the name of Maoists," said SP told reporters.

They were arrested while trying to escape at Bhairopur village of district. The police seized three pistols, one rifle and from them.

The arrested criminals used to put out pamphalets and posters in the name of Maoists to create panic among the contractors.

--IANS

ns/nir

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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 18:18 IST
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