Warangal: Four men posing as fake Naxals involved in extortion were arrested by the Warangal commissionerate police on Monday. A fake pistol, Rs 1.65 lakh in cash, 16 cell phones, a laptop and a pen knife were recovered from them
Talking about their native place, police chief V. Ravinder told a leading daily, “The members of the pseudo Maoist gang were identified as Pusala Srimannarayana and Narmetta Nagaraju of Thorrur in Mahbubabad district, Potha-raju of Kamareddy village of Parkal mandal in Warangal Rural district and Dharavath Srinivas of Cheruvumundu thanda of Kodakandla mandal in Jangaon district.”
Ravinder said that one of the accused is a post-graduate and has also worked as a contract lecturer in Raiparthy Government College. After incurring losses in his educational and job consultancy firm, he started extorting money posing as a Maoist.
Police said that till now they have extorted Rs 1 lakh from a chit fund owner, Rs 50,000 from a realtor, Rs 30,000 from a realtor belonging to Tirumalagiri of Suryapet district and Rs 10,000 from a kirana shop owner in Jangaon.