Three From Odisha Held For Extorting Money On NH By Posing As RTO & Cops

Sundargarh: Jharkhand police apprehended three persons from Odisha for allegedly extorting money from truck drivers by posing as RTO and cop at Joram Ghati along Odisha-Jharkhand border.

The arrested have been identified as Prakash Gupta of Sundargarh, Tutu Dehury of Angul and Praveen Pradhan of the same district.

According to police sources, the three were found extorting money from truck drivers on National Highway near Ambapani forest by impersonating Sundargarh RTO and cops on Monday night. They later committed similar offence at  Kendumunda in Birmitrapur area. The trio drove an Innova.

Suspecting foul play, some truck drivers informed police, which then tracked them down. Further investigation is on to ascertain the possible involvement of others in the offence, the sources added.


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