Two posing as IT officials arrested in extortion case

IMPHAL,22nd Aug: A team of Imphal West police commandos arrested two persons for extorting a large sum of money from Thangal Bazar area under City Police station on Wednesday at about 4.30 pm. The arrested persons have been identified as Heisnam Dinakumar (34) s/o Guneshwar of Konthoujam Mamang Leikai and Khumanthem Chandramani (43) s/o late Thambalngou of Awang Khunou.

According to police report, on receiving information about spotting some extortionists at Thangal Bazar area, a team of Imphal West district police led by commando OC P Achouba under the supervision of Addl SP (ops) Krishnatombi rushed to the UCO Bank area, Thangal Bazar and conducted search operation. During the operation, both Dinakumar and Chandramani were arrested.

During preliminary interrogation, both revealed that four months ago they collected a huge sum of money from business operators of Thangal Bazar area by threatening the shopkeepers of publishing fake news. On top of it, they raided a shop owned by one Sanjay Jain near Bank of Baroda pretending as Income Tax officials and collected money. The arrested duo has been handed over to City Police Station for taking up necessary legal actions, the police report added.

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