Gangster Raja Acharya arrested on extortion charges

Bhubaneswar: A day after the Commissionerate Police (CP) warned strict action against people collecting ‘protection money’ forcibly,  the cops today arrested gangster Sandeep Acharya alias Raja on charges of extortion.

The anti-extortion wing of the Commissionerate Police arrested the gangster and he is currently being questioned by Capital police regarding his involvement in an extortion case.

“Raja was extorting Rs. 20,000 from a person every month in connection with construction of a house. We are currently questioning him,” informed CP Sudhanshu Sarangi.

“Extortion is a serious issue. Strict action will be taken against people indulged in such crime,” he added.

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Earlier on November 13, 2019, the Malgodown police had arrested gangster Raja Acharya in connection with an attempt to murder case in registered in 2004. The cops had arrested him for violating a condition laid down by Orissa High Court (HC) during his release from jail in the attempt to murder case.

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