Sundergarh: Police on Monday nabbed four members of banned Naxal outfit People’s Liberation Front of India (PLFI) within 24 hours of carrying out an armed dacoity from a scrap godown at Biramitrapur in Sundergarh district.
The accused have been identified as Lal Babu Mahandia, Pramod Minz, Buturu Khadia alias Arun Khadia and Rajmohan Kisan.
Reportedly, the PLFI members had earlier demanded extortion money of Rs 1 lakh from scrap dealer Shahnawaz alias Lalan of Kuarmunda. As he did not heed to their demands five of them came to his godown on Sunday and looted Rs 32,000 from him on gun point.
Acting on Shahnawaz’s complaint, Sundergarh SP Saumya Mishra formed a team and conducted raid at various places and was able to nab the four accused while one of their associate is still absconding.
Police also seized Rs 30,000 cash, one bike, two mobile phones, one gun and two live bullets from their possession. SP Mishra informed that the accused had undergone jail term earlier in various other cases.