Jharsuguda: Police arrested two criminals in cases of extortion and possession of illegal arms on wednesday. A country made 9mm pistol with one live cartridge along with a mobile, two mobile SIM cards and a motorcycle were seized from them.
The accused has been identified as 21-year-old Bitu Khattick , a resident of Buromal and his associate 20-year-old Chotu Prasad, a resident of Babupada.
As per the Police, Bitu Khattick has been involved in 8 cases including three extortion case held at Badmal, Buromal and Sonari munda on 15th, 18th and 21st of July. His area of operation was Rourkela, Sambalpur and Jharsuguda.
“The accused is an Inter district criminal; he usually procures arms and extorts money from the people. Recently, he was involved in three extortion cases held within Jharsuguda Town and Badmal. We have tracked through mobile tracking and arrested them from Jharsuguda. They have been booked under IPC 394 and 25 & 27 Arms Act.” said SDPO Raj Kishore Paikray.