Increasing extortion cases in NE, police detains RBYO main leader

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Increasing extortion cases in NE, police detains RBYO main leader

Shillong: The president of the  Ri-Bhoi Youth Organisation (RBYO), Baiateilang Lapang, was detained by the Ri Bhoi Police on Thursday night in connection with an alleged extortion case at a petrol station in Byrnihat, Meghalaya.

Giri Prasad, Superintendent of Police of Ri-Bhoi, said that Lapang has been served a notice under Section 41A of the Code of Criminal Procedure, which allows the police to arrest a person without a warrant for questioning.

Lapang, RBYO president  has not been arrested, but he will be questioned by the police about his alleged involvement in the extortion case.

The Ri-Bhoi police also forwarded Lapang to the Shillong Police, as he is wanted here in connection with a series of other extortion cases.

Police have recovered several extortion notes bearing Lapang’s signature, demanding varying amounts of money from traders.

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