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KOHIMA, June 20: In order to check and prevent illegal activities and maintain law & order and provide security to the citizens, the Director-General of Police (DGP) has directed the Commissioner of Police (CP), Dimapur and the District Superintendents of Police (SPs) to register criminal cases against any group, factions or individuals making such demands which are accompanied by fear, threat, intimidation or coercion. The CP Dimapur and all District SPs have also been directed to inform all government establishment, business community & public in general to inform Police about illegal demands received by them so that necessary action can be initiated as per Law.
SP (Crime) & PRO, Nagaland Police, M.Tungoe, IPS in a release has stated that various Underground factions, NGOs, Trade Unions, Associations and Groups of individuals have been serving Notices to various Government Establishments, Institutions, Business Community and even Individuals demanding deductions from salaries, developmental works, business transactions etc. by putting the latter under fear, threat and intimidation. Such demands would tantamount to Extortion under chapter – XVII of Indian Penal Code.