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Garo militant groups extort money from pump owners

By The Assam Tribune

SHILLONG, March 10 (PTI): A local militant group has allegedly demanded an extortion amount of Rs 30 lakh each from petrol pump owners in two districts of Meghalaya, triggering panic among the businessmen.

In the demand note, signed by the self-styled finance Secretary of Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA), the pump owners have been asked to pay Rs 30 lakh each by March 13 or face "dire consequences", police said today. The extortion notes were sent to the pump owners in the past few days. The outfit earlier served demand notes - ranging from Rs 5 lakh to Rs 1 crore - to coal traders and prominent businessmen in the two districts, they said. It had also kidnapped the chief of a Garo clan on January 11 and demanded Rs 1 crore for his release. The clan chief still remained untraced.

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Garo militant groups extort money from pump owners

SHILLONG, March 10 (PTI): A local militant group has allegedly demanded an extortion amount of Rs 30 lakh each from petrol pump owners in two districts of Meghalaya, triggering panic among the businessmen.

In the demand note, signed by the self-styled finance Secretary of Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA), the pump owners have been asked to pay Rs 30 lakh each by March 13 or face "dire consequences", police said today. The extortion notes were sent to the pump owners in the past few days. The outfit earlier served demand notes - ranging from Rs 5 lakh to Rs 1 crore - to coal traders and prominent businessmen in the two districts, they said. It had also kidnapped the chief of a Garo clan on January 11 and demanded Rs 1 crore for his release. The clan chief still remained untraced.