Guwahati: One held for extortion


A man has been arrested by the police on Saturday morning for trying to extort money in name of some militant outfits in Guwahati. The primary investigation revealed that he worked for Uber as a driver.

The man, identified as Hamid Mullah, was arrested from Satgaon area for claiming himself to be a militant organisation’s operative and demanding money from a city-based businessman.

Mullah was apprehended after he demanded Rs. 5 lakh from the businessman named Khaibar Ali, who resides in Satgaon area of Guwahati.

Mullah is a resident of Howly in Barpeta. Police also seized his Uber vehicle.

The Uber driver demanded money through phone calls, which helped the police to trace and arrest him.

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