Four held for demanding extortion, assaulting trader


Jatni: Police arrested four persons for allegedly assaulting a businessman after failing to extort Rs 1 lakh from him in Jatni police limits of Khurda district.

The accused were identified as Ajaya Nayak, Biranchi Nayak, Soumyaranjan Nayak alias Raja of Bachhara and Aparna Das of Hatabazzar in Jatani.

According to police, the four accused had detained a goods-laden truck belonging to businessman Manas Kumar Patra of Kudiari and demanded Rs 1 lakh.

As Patra did not pay up the extortion and instead lodged a complaint against the four accused, they assaulted him on the evening of October 9.

Subsequently, Patra lodged a complaint and the accused were arrested. They were produced in a court today.

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