Three arrested for attacking ‘dhaba’ owner over extortion money in Talcher

Angul: Police on Monday arrested three persons in connection with the alleged attack on a ‘Dhaba owner’ near Sandhagaon in Talcher of the district. The arrested persons have been identified as Jyotiranjan Patnaik and Chittaranjan Nayak of Keonjhar and Sesana Nayak of Talcher area.

According to sources, four miscreants had allegedly attacked ‘dhaba’ owner Daljit Singh with sharp weapons after he refused to give them Rs 10,000 every month as extortion money a few days ago. Singh received grievous injuries on his neck and body following which he was immediately rushed to a hospital.

Basing on a complaint by Singh, police launched a manhunt to nab the miscreants.

A special team of police conducted simultaneous raids in Talcher area and nabbed three accused involved in the attack besides seizing a car from their possession.

Meanwhile, one more accused involved in the attack is stated to be absconding and police have assured to arrest him soon.