It is reported that two persons have been arrested by the police from the College Square area in Cuttack for allegedly collecting Durga puja ‘chanda’ (donation) from a businessman. They were arrested on Tuesday.
They have been identified as Sarat Kumar Behera and Rakesh Kumar Behera.
It was found that these two people had forced a businessman to pay chanda amounting to Rs 13,000.
Amarendra Panda, Cuttack Zone-I ACP said, “Two office bearers of the committee visited M/s Durga Steel near College Square belonging to one Ratan Kumar Agarwal and gave him a receipt of ‘chanda’ amounting to Rs 13,000 while asking him to deposit the amount with the committee."
When Agarwal said that he wouldn't pay the amount, the accused pressured him. They have been transferred to court.