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Extortionists arrested in Churachandpur


Churachandpur police has arrested three persons in connection with an extortion and robbery attempt made on an electronic shop on October 20.

A release from Churachandpur Police stated that on October 20, proprietor of Eletro System, situated near SBI/CCP Branch, S. Chinsuanmung had reported to Churachandpur PS that at about 5:10 pm of the same day, three unidentified individuals persons armed with pistols, knife and iron rods had entered his shop, pulled down the shutter and tried to slit the throat of his wife with a knife held against her neck while pointing a pistol at him and threatening to kill them if they shouted for help.

After extorting a sum of money more than Rs. 67,000, the three persons escaped by opening the shutter of the shop, the release continued while adding that when the victims shouted for help, the nearby public managed to apprehend one of the three culprits who has been identified as Chinlianthang, 19, son of Khamsuanmang Thangnop of Belam, Headquarter Veng, Churachandpur. Rs.14, 000 in cash, three mobile phones, two gents’ wallets and two ID Cards belonging to his associates were recovered from his possession, and an FIR was registered immediately at Churachandpur PS for investigations.

Upon receiving reports of the incident, the District police promptly swung into action and one black coloured Honda Activa scooter bearing registration number MN02A 8410 used by the culprits was recovered from the area near SBI/CCP Branch, it said.

Later, at around 11:00 pm, a police team from Churachandpur PS arrested the other two accomplices who have been identified as Mangliankhup, 18, son of (Late) Ginsuankap of Tangpizol, Singat, and Siantungthang, 21, son of Kaichinkhup Samte of Tangpizol, Singat, and at present both of them are residing at Emmanuel Khopi, Churachandpur the release continued while adding Rs. 40,000 in cash was also recovered from the possession of Siantungthang.

Investigations are under progress, added police sources.

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