Extortionist killed in encounter with police,two arrested

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Deva Pahan,who was alleged to be wanted in half a dozen cases of extortion,was killed in an encounter with the police near Tupudana police station in Ranchi today.

Deva,who had been involved in the racket of extortion in Tupudana industrial area and in neighbouring Khunti, was spotted with his two associates around mid day. “When the police gave them a chase,they retaliated by opening fire on the policemen.In the ensuing encounter,he was killed”,South Chotanagpur IG MS Bhatia said.

Two others arrested were being interrogated by the police.

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