2 held for extortion

KATHMANDU: A team deployed from the Metropolitan Police Crime Division has arrested two persons for their alleged involvement in extortion activities, from Buddhanagar of Kathmandu on Sunday.

Pushpa Raj Rai (27) and Hasta Raj Rai (27), permanent residents of Phedi VDC-2 of Khotang, have been arrested for extorting money from Tara Bir BK (36), a permanent resident of Surunga Municipality in Jhapa district, currently residing in New Baneshwor of the Capital.

Police have confiscated Rs 65,000 cash and five mobile sets from the duo.

They used different mobile numbers to blackmail BK, police said.

Further investigation is underway.