Cuttack: Intensifying its anti-extortion drive, the Twin City Commissionerate Police have arrested Sayed Abdul Mutaquid alias Muna Laden, an aide of gangster Tito, over his alleged involvement in extortion in Cuttack.
A country-made 9 mm pistol, six live ammunitions, one magazine, and a mobile phone have been seized from his possession. Several cases under the Arms Act are pending against him at various police stations in Cuttack and Kendrapara.
He has been booked under Sections 341, 323, 294, 353, 387, 506, and 34 of the IPC, and Arms Act.
According to sources, a team of Dargha Bazar police, acting on a credible information, reached near Ravenshaw Collegiate Girls High School where the accused was trying to extort Rs 5 lakh from a person at gunpoint yesterday night.
While police nabbed and apprehended Muna Laden, his associate managed to flee the spot on a motorcycle.