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Saswat Singhdeo

Rayagada: The Town Police on Tuesday arrested two persons for allegedly running a fake Maoist organisation and demanding extortion money in Rayagada.

The accused identified as K Madhav Rao of Kasturinagar and V Jagannath of J K pur area demanded Rs 50 lakh from a contractor under the name of a Maoist leader Chalapati.

However, after getting information, police arrested both the accused and after a preliminary investigation, the duo was produced before the court.

"One of the accused had delivered a letter to the wife of the contractor demanding extortion of Rs 50 lakh. We have arrested two persons in connection with the case," Krushna Chandra, Inspector-in-charge of Rayagada town police station, said.

Earlier one person had been arrested by Rayagada police in connection with the case.

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