Cuttack: Commissionerate Police has arrested two more associates of dreaded criminal Mohammad Sakil on charges of extortion. One of the arrested accused is a juvenile, the police said today.
So far, the twin city police have arrested more than 10 persons involved in the extortion racket which was allegedly being run by the arrested gangster Sakil from inside the Choudwar Circle Jail following his arrest on June 6, 2019, along with five other associates.
The Police have also arrested two girlfriends of gangster Mohammad Sakil for their alleged involvement in extortion bids and firearms trade. They were identified as Nasreen Khan alias Dezy (24) and Nikhat Nasim alias Resham alias Nasim (25) both of Kesharpur area. Both are said to be Sakil’s close aides who help him in operating his gang and crime network from behind the bars.
On December 14, Sakil had threatened a businessman on WhatsApp video call and demanded Rs 10 lakh while still lodged in Choudwar Circle Jail. Acting on the businessman’s complaint, the police had arrested Shakeel’s father and his four associates on December 31, last year.