Three held for extorting money from orphanages in Magura

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Police on Friday arrested three men for allegedly extorting money from private orphanages in Binodpur union of Magura, UNB reports.

The arrestees are - Md Shahidul Islam Sagor, 44, Momtaz Nahar, 34, and Md Selim, 24, said Asit Kumar Roy, officer-in-charge (OC) of Mohammadpur police station in Magura.

The accused made a list of private orphanages enlisted for the government's grant from Mohammadpur social welfare office, saying they needed it for a report.

Subsequently, they tried to extort money from the orphanage heads by threatening them, said the OC.

Four people of the team were held for questioning and the three arrested accused confessed to extorting money, OC Asit Kumar Roy added.

A case has been filed in this regard and they will be produced before a court on Saturday, he said.