The accused was allegedly involved in several instances of extortion from business establishments, contractors and individuals in and around the state capital
Kohima: Jacob Krocha (32) alias Joseph, an alleged extortionist, was apprehended from Kezieke Colony in Kohima, Nagaland around 2:35 pm on Wednesday.
A press release issued by the PRO defence said that Krocha was apprehended in connection with a complaint report regarding extortion through mobile phone No. (bearing nos : 8415950894/ 6009566801) in and around Kohima.
Krocha is the son of late Thekho Krocha of Zhavame in Phek district and was currently staying at Naga Bazar Colony in Kohima, the release said.
"On preliminary inquiry, it was ascertained that the arrested person is an active member of the NSCN (Khango) faction in the rank of SS Tatar,” the release added.
It has been said that the arrested person is found to be involved in several instances of extortion in and around Kohima town from business establishments, contractors and individuals.
A case, in this regard, has been registered under U/S 384 IPC R/W 7 NSR R/W 13 UAP Act at Chiephobozou Police Station and further investigations are still on.
However, on verification about the association of the accused with NSCN (Khango), sources close to the outfit told EastMojo that Krocha is not a member and that there is no member in the outfit by that name.