Six journalists arrested on extortion charges


Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate Police on Monday arrested six persons of different web news channels on charges of extorting over Rs 1.5 lakh in Bhubaneswar.

Bhubaneswar DCP Umashankar Dash said the police apprehended six journalists on charges of extorting money from a ghee manufacturing company.

They were allegedly blackmailing and threatening to publish negative news against the complainant on their websites, Dash said.