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3 arrested for extorting money posing as DRI officials

Aizawl: Three persons, a couple and a woman, who extorted money from one civilian posing as Directorare of Revenue Intelligence officials were arrested by Champhai police near the Myanmar border on Thursday.

Champhai police received complaints that some identified miscreants posing as DRI officials had visited Khankawn police check gate on September 18 on the pretext of checking movement of vehicles.

The police also learnt that these imposters extorted money from one civilian on September 25 after threatening to arrest her if she didn’t pay certain amount of money.

The police conducted a swift investigation which led to the arrest of the imposters Laltharzeli, a resident of New Champhai; P B Rozamliani and her husband Johny Lalthlamuana, residents of Kahrawt, Champhai were arrested Thursday morning.

Two fake DRI Identify cards were also seized from their possession.

A case under section 468/385/419/170/34 IPC was registered. 

The Khankawn check gate is located at a strategic location on National Highway 6, which connects Champhai with state capital Aizawl, approximately 30 kilometres from the Indo-Myanmar border. Surrounded by forests on both sides, it falls under the jurisdiction of the Champhai police station. 

As this place is not very far from the Myanmar border, smugglers always try to take this route. It is a hotspot to transport smuggled drugs where most of the smuggled drugs and other contrabands were recovered.

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