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Police arrest extortionists in Budgam, recover dummy weapon, cash

BUDGAM: The Budgam police on Saturday said that they have arrested three-person in extortionists case and recovered a dummy weapon and cash.

Budgam police in a statement said, “Police Station Beerwah received a written complaint from one Tawseef Ahmad Bhat son of Abdul Ahad Bhat resident of Rawatpora Khag stating therein that on 22/08/2021 late evening, after closing his office (Khidmat Centre), he along with his neighbour, namely Saqib Ahmed Dar son of Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din resident of Rawatpora were on way to home, while crossing the river (Shuknag), some masked persons stopped them, showed a weapon, thrashed them and robbed the complainant for a cash amount of Rupees 1,50,000/”.

Upon this information, a case FIR number 121/2021 under relevant sections of law was registered at Police Station Beerwah and an investigation into the matter taken up.

During the course of investigation, working on various leads, one suspect namely Feroz Ahmad Wani son of Abdul Ahad Wani resident of Pethzanigam was called for questioning and during sustained questioning, he confessed his involvement in the commission of crime and on his disclosure, his two associates namely Asif Ahmad Ahanger son of Abdul Gani Ahanger resident of Bonzanigam and Bilal Ahmad Malik son of Ali Muhammad Malik resident of Pethzanigam were arrested.

During strenuous questioning of the trio, the following items apparently used during the commission of crime were recovered on their disclosure from the Shed constructed at the orchard of one of the accused Asif Ahmad Ahanger son of Abdul Gani Ahanger resident of Bonzanigam, Dummy weapon (AK-47), Robbed amount Rupees 33,300/= and face covers (03 cloth pieces).

During the investigation, it also came to the fore that a Dummy weapon was made and carved by one carpenter namely Abdul Momin Shah Son of Abdul Rashid Shah resident of Pethzanigam who was also arrested. An investigation is underway and more arrests and recoveries are expected in the said case.


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