Bhubaneswar: The Bisra police in Rourkela on Monday arrested five persons for demanding extortion from a contractor in the name of Maoists.
According to reports, the five hooligans include two former members of a Maoist organisation. They had all torched construction equipment and a water pump set in the contractor’s camp on January 22.
The police arrested the miscreants following a complaint of the contractor. The police are now interrogating them and will forward them to court later on the day, said police.