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Four youths remanded to police custody for extortion

Press Trust of India  |  Rangiya(Assam) 

Four youths were today remanded to two days police custody for allegedly claiming to be journalists as well as members of different organisations and extorting money from people.

Rangiya Sub Divisional Judicial Magistrate remanded the four youths to two days police custody when they were produced before him today after being taken into custody last night from the Hahara Seema Sashatra Bal (SSB) camp near here when they tried to enter the camp posing as journalists.

The police had asked for four days of custody.

The SSB authorities allegedly found their behaviour suspicious and began interrogating them following which they found a bag in their vehicle containing blank writing pads of different organisations and money receipts.

The four youths were later handed over to the police and they alleged that the youths used the name of different organisations to extort money from people.

Police claimed they had recovered money receipts from the youths suggesting they had extorted more than Rs ten lakh from different people.

The youths have been identified as Mobidul Islam, Gobinda Ramchiary, Gautam Das and Anil Boro and all four hailed from Guwahati.

First Published: Wed, September 10 2014. 17:55 IST