Police on Thursday claimed to have arrested a fraudster who had taken 60,000 to get an accused person released from the police detention.
The spokesman identified the fraudster as Mohammad Shafi Shah, alias Shaffa Master, son of Abdul Shah, a resident of Tral-i-Payeen had deceitfully grabbed 60, 000 from the family of an accused person namely Mohammad Yousuf Wani, son of Mohammad Sultan Wani, a resident of Khasipora Tral who is under police custody for his involvement in case FIR No. 111/2018 registered at Police Station Tral.
Mohammad Shafi had promised the family of the accused person that he will get him released besides will also get the case cancelled against him. The moment police learnt about this, it took the swift action and arrested the fraudster and recovered 50, 000 from his possession.
In this regard, a case under relevant sections of law has been registered and the investigation has been initiated to probe his complicity in similar other offences.
The general public is again requested to report to the police if any such fraudster is noticed in their area.