Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate Police on Friday booked gangster Raja Acharya under the stringent National Security Act (NSA). Acharya, a notorious criminal had spread a reign of terror in the Twin Cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar.
Police Commissioner Sudhansu Sarangi today directed to book the gangster under the NSA on charges of extortion, creating terror and public nuisance.
Cuttack-Bhubaneswar Police Commissioner Sudhansu Sarangi directs to slap National Security Act against gangster Raja Acharya on charges of extortion & creating terror. #Odisha pic.twitter.com/eT162AdzWS
— OTV (@otvnews) December 18, 2020
It is pertinent to mention here that Raja Acharya was arrested by the Twin City Police on the charges of extortion in the month of October. Senior officials said that the gangster was collecting Rs 20000 extortion money from a person for construction of house every month.
Over 40 cases are pending against Acharya. In 2017, he was granted bail by the Supreme Court in the Biranchi Das murder case. However, the Orissa High Court had turned down the bail plea of the gangster in a kidnapping- cum-extortion case of 2010.
Raja @ Sandeep Acharya (49) of BJB Nagar Bhubaneswar has been detained under the NSA to prevent him from acting in any manner prejudicial to public order.@SarangiSudhansu @dcpbbsr @dcp_cuttack @odisha_police
— COMMISSIONERATE POLICE (@cpbbsrctc) December 18, 2020