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5 extortionists including a woman arrested in Budgam: Police

BUDGAM: Jammu and Kashmir Police in Budgam have busted a gang of extortionists by arresting 55 extortionists involved in the commission of crime. Extorted cash, cellphone and other materials used in the commission of crime have also been recovered from their possession.

Police in Budgam received several complaints regarding gang of extortionists operating in Beerwah area of Budgam. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 98/2022 under relevant sections of law was registered in PS Beerwah and investigation was initiated.

Preliminary investigations revealed that, the modus operandi of the gang was to call some person(s) to their home and then put him under threat by pointing knives etc. towards him and rob him of his belongings. Also, the gang used to capture a video of the victim with a lady in compromising position etc. who happens to be wife of one of the gang members and then start demanding money in lieu of threat of releasing the said video, the statement issued by police reads.

After strenuous efforts, Police arrested all the accused persons involved in the commission of crime and have been identified as Mushtaq Ahmad Bhat (House Owner) son of Gh Nabi resident of Hanjiguru, Rouf Ahmad Dar @Kantroo son of Ab Rashid, Mushtaq Ahmad Khan @Jamal son of Gh Hassan both residents of Arizal, Farooq Ahmad Ganai son of Ramzan Ganai resident of Kralnewa and a lady (name withheld), it headed.

“On their disclosure, cell phone, cash and other materials snatched from the complainant and knives used to threaten the complainant have been recovered on instance of accused. Moreover, some cellphones of accused with objectionable videos/photos and other material has also been seized in the instant case. Further investigation into the case is going on”, the police said.


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