Guwahati, Nov 9: Villagers in Dhekiajuli in Assam’s Sonitpur district thrashed two youths on Wednesday night for extorting money from a local using the name of ULFA-I.
According to sources, the two had demanded Rs 7 lakh from a local named Dalong Mampha. They had even thrashed Mampha and threatened him with a gun.
Mampha who lives in the Panbari area of Dhekiajuli was asked to pay Rs 7 lakh by the duo but since he was unable to pay the extortion, he was beaten up by them.
The two identified as Baloram Basumatary and Jajiya Narzary claimed that they had an association with the banned militant outfit.
Basumatary is a resident of Dhekiajuli and Narzary belongs to Kokrajhar.
According to reports, on Wednesday, they once again visited the area to demand the money but were caught by locals who thrashed them before calling the police.
Both the accused were taken into custody by the police and the gun they were using was seized.
“We have arrested two of them and sent them in jail,” said a police source.
Recently, many incidents have reported from upper Assam areas.
“Extortion activities has rises in Assam. It has been seen that in the name of Ulfa-I the youths are extorting money,” said a source.
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