Kohima Police arrest 1 for extortion

Kohima, May 2 (MExN): Kohima Police mobile unit arrested one person for extortion on April 30. He has been identified as Vilhouzhalie Rio @ Abao (32 years).


According to a press release from Addl. Superintendent of Police & PRO, Kohima, the mobile unit had pressed into action based on information received on April 30 around 6:00 pm that some “miscreants” were carrying out extortion from Manipur bound trucks at TCP gate area, Kohima.


During preliminary enquiry, it was learnt from the truck drivers that two unknown persons came in Maruti Alto bearing registration No. NL01H-4496 and took away Rs. 4000/- each from two trucks, the release said.


Following this, the police personnel conducted search and apprehended Vilhouzhalie around 10:00 pm while he came to take the vehicle parked at Phoolbari, it added.


One .22 pistol along with magazine, Rs. 4630/-, suspected brown sugar (3 grams), cough syrup (cofmaxx), one mobile phone (Lava), two cracker bombs, electoral card, ATM card, and ignition key of the vehicle were recovered from his possession, the release stated.


In this connection, a case vide Kohima South PS Case No. 0016/2018 U/S 384 IPC R/W 25 (1B) (a) Arms Act R/W 27 (1)(B) NDPS Act has been registered against him for further investigation.